Hubbard Life

Show Preparation Tips

  • Selecting animals for show should be done several months prior to show time.  Show animals should be isolated from the remainder of the herd.
  • Cages should be cleaned, disinfected and free of any objects that could damage the fur.
  • Combing and/or brushing can be done to remove dead hair on animals not quite in prime condition.  This should be done well before going to the show.
  • Allow animals to dust and make sure dust is kept clean.
  • Enter animals for show that meet breed characteristics and are at prime or near prime condition as far as coat quality is concerned.
  • Temperature and humidity are important factors in coat quality.  These factors must be under control well in advance of the show.
  • Do not overfeed or underfeed.  Make sure animals are in good body condition.