I have never shown a dog before. I'm considering doing it with this pup mainly for fun. I don't have the time, money, or experience to do it at a serious level. I also think this pup may have a couple issues that may prevent her from serious shows anyway. I think her conformation is nice enough. Here she is at about 16 weeks old: But her "issues" are that she has a tiny mismark. Just a few black hairs on her throat. You can barely see a tiny black dot along the folds there. I'm not sure how much of a mismark is disqualifying and if that's true for shows at all levels or only high-end shows like AKC shows. She is also replacing her straight baby fur for wavy adult fur now at almost 19 weeks old. This is only happening on her back but it's quite a bit of wave! Not sure if her adult fur is just replacing her baby fur at an uneven rate and will eventually even out or if this is the way she's going to be. I also don't know if wavy fur is acceptable in the breed standard or if this is considered an "undesirable" trait and she'd be docked points, or even disqualified, for it. I realize I'm speaking to a mostly UK membership here and I'm in the US but I figured standards are similar and there are probably some other US folks lurking about here.