We asked the following questions to various experts involved with the breeding & showing of Terriers. Below are their responses, which are taken from the September 2019 issue of ShowSight. Click to subscribe.
Linda Baake Jarvis
I live in New Bern, North Carolina and have been in dogs for 36 years.
At what age do I pick a show prospect? First eight weeks and reevaluate at six months and one year. Have I made mistakes? Yes, I have sold prospective show dogs as a pet.
How do I choose a Stud Dog? Line breed, phenotype
Is a win at a Specialty more important to me than a win at an all-breed show? Of course, winning the breed at Montgomery is my proudest moment.
Are there any overall trends in my breed that should be addressed before they get out of hand? Fronts and movement.
Who was my mentor? Betty Hoisington, Eden Kennels, Memphis, Tennessee. The most valuable advice was to always breed
The most humorous thing I’ve ever witnessed at a dog show? I saw a Rottweiler tied to a Portajohn so the owner could use the facilities, you can imagine what happened when a cute Poodle walked by.