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The toy/small dog breeds require small travel crates as compared to larger dogs. You can easily fit the smaller travel crates in small vehicles, and even take two or three small dogs at a time to the dog shows. At the dog show each dog is assigned a behind the scenes spot for last minute grooming and other tasks before entering the arena. A smaller/toy breed dog is going to be much easier to get prepared when space is at a premium. This space might be included in your registration expenses, but if not you will save money because the small breed dogs do not need as much of the premium space and the costs are going be less for this space also.
Small dogs entered in dog shows must have a handler. This can be you or a professional dog handler who will show the dog. This involves a fair amount of physical fitness as the dog has to trot around the arena many times during the course of a dog show. Due to the smaller size of these dogs, even those who are not in top physical condition find it easier to keep up with the speed of smaller dogs during the run/trot phase of the event.
These are but a few of the reasons why small dogs are perfect show dogs for people wanting to jump into the exciting sport of showing dogs.
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