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The Most Expensive Collar you ever bought?

Why, of course .... that very first show collar

 

In the Beginning...


You got your dog, a real show dog and quickly realize that you needed the correct collar to show her on

Which in turn led you to that wonderful buttery smoothm three foot leather lead

At your very first show, you noticed that you just HAD to have the proper grooming supplies also

Bait $10.00

Slicker Brush $9.00

Comb $10.00

Spray Bottle $4.00

Good Conditioner $15.00

Water Bottle $4.00

Pin Brush $15.00
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More bait $10.00

NEW Collar (your dog has now out grown that first one) $14.00

More bait $10.00

Chalk $9.00

Chalk Brush $15.00

Colesteral $10.00

YOUR FIRST POINT  *****YOU ARE HOOKED********

More bait $10.00

Dog show calendar $12.00
(don't wanna miss ANY shows now)

By now you are beginning to realize that the back seat isn't a proper way to transport your dog.

Dog Crate for the car $80.00
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At your very next show you begin to feel a bit more confident and relaxed at dog shows

More bait $10.00

Borrowing and waiting to use your friends grooming table is so inconvenient.

Grooming Table $95.00

Grooming Arm $50.00

More bait $10.00

You begin to start collecting dog show things, old towels, skirts with pockets, dresses with pockets,

Good comfortable shoes, rain gear, umbrellas, water jugs, etc $500.00

Too many grooming supplies?

Tack Box for supplies $50.00

Good comfortable Camp Chair $35.00
(We seem to be spending more time at shows lately)

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More bait $10.00

Suddenly you realize all of these items AND your dog don't fit in the family car anymore

Used Mini Van $15,000.

Some where around this point you get tired of waiting to use your friends blow dryer

New blow dryer $150.00

Extension Cord for Dryer $15.00

Five way plug for sharing electricity with your new dog show friends $10.00

New and improved dog show collar and lead $40.00

New type of improved Coat Conditioner $15.00
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More bait $10.00

Your friends recommend their favorite Shampoo and Whitener $35.00

New Comb and Slicker brush $25.00
(you lost the old ones at the last show)

Scissors $30.00
(kitchen shears just don't trim those pads right)

Muddy show grounds. Roll up matt for covering ground $45.00
 

More bait $10.00

YOUR DOG PICKED UP HER NINTH SINGLE

The hunt for majors begin

More bait $10.00


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More bait $10.00

After wasting a lot of money on entries where majors didn't hold you begin
To get frustrated and search out and find that new male show puppy and a perfect match for your female!
$1,000.00

Crate for new dog $80.00

Show collar and lead for new dog $50.00 (your tastes have been refined now)

Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!

More bait $10.00
 

Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!

More bait $10.00
 

Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!

More bait $10.00
 

Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!

More bait $10.00
 

Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!

More bait $10.00


Handling classes for new dog $40.00 - EACH!
 

More bait $10.00

The very first show teaches you, your Mini Van will not carry both crates and all your equipment.

Brand New Larger Mini Van $25,000.00

Now having two dogs to show and get ready, quickly teaches you a Generator is required!

Generator $325.00
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Two Dog Kennels for outside $1,000.00

Just gotta pick up one of those majors on your female

More bait $10.00

Handler for those major shows $200.00 (+/-)
Handler for those major shows $200.00 (+/-)
Handler for those major shows $200.00 (+/-)
Handler for those major shows $200.00 (+/-)
Handler for those major shows $200.00 (+/-)
 

YOUR FEMALE FINISHES!

Your new male is too young to breed.

Updating & Health Clearances on Female $200.00

Stud Fee $1,000.00

Progesterone Testing $200.00
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Whelping box $250.00

Vet bills-x-rays, sonograms, well mother checks $4000.00

Putting first aid whelping kit together $300.00

Vaccines for new litter $150.00

X-pen for puppies $80.00

Whelping pads, fleeces, toys for puppies, weaning supplies, etc $450.00

Baby Scale $45.00

Well puppy and mother exams $150.00

Spectacular puppy in litter will be new show dog.
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Immediately you realize Mini Van will NOT hold three dogs and show equipment

Motor Home or Full size dog show van $50, 000 to $100, 000.00!!!!!!!!!

You suddenly realize you are eating macaroni and cheese while
Your dogs are eating Human Grade Dog food at $55.00 a bag.

Congratulations!
You have now earned the title of "Dog Breeder!"

Aren't you glad you are finally making those big bucks breeding dogs?

So far you have invested over $75,237.00 in showing your two dogs

This figure does NOT include dog food, the initial cost of your dogs,

entry fees, general vet bills, toys and many, many other ownership incidentals

Your litter of pups yielded six puppies, you kept one and sold the other five for $500.00 each

Congratulations you just made $2,500.00 Breeding your dogs!

Now if you can just breed 30 or more litters you MAY just break even with

Your initial investment of over $76,487!

And that is, if you STOP SHOWING NOW


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