Unleashing Success: Behind the Scenes with Sabrina and Her Great Danes

Today, we have the pleasure of delving into the captivating journey of Sabrina, a devoted owner of two magnificent Great Danes, Parker and Jorge. Not only does Sabrina take Jorge to dog shows and showcase her talents in conformation events, but she's also the creative genius behind the wildly popular Instagram account, @lovemargo.co. Join me as we uncover the passion, dedication, and heartwarming stories that lie behind Sabrina's remarkable success in the competitive world of dog shows, as well as her online presence. Get ready to be inspired by Sabrina's love for her gentle giants and her unwavering commitment to sharing their joy with the world.

  • How did you become involved in the world of dog shows, particularly with Great Danes?

My journey into the world of dog shows, particularly with Great Danes, began when I first laid eyes on these majestic creatures. Growing up, I've always had a fascination with dogs, but it was the grace and elegance of the Great Dane breed that truly captured my heart. I attended my first dog show purely out of curiosity, and from that moment on, I was hooked. The camaraderie among fellow enthusiasts, the thrill of competition, and the opportunity to showcase the beauty and breed standard of Great Danes drew me in, and I knew I had found my passion.

  • What inspired you to create the @lovemargo.co Instagram account, and how did you grow such a large following?

Creating the @lovemargo.co Instagram account was a natural extension of my love for Great Danes, and the Great Dane community. I wanted to share our journey of my Great Dane, Margot, from everyday moments to the excitement of dog shows, with fellow dog lovers around the world.

The account initially started as a way to document our adventures together, but as we gained more followers, it evolved into a platform where I could connect with like-minded individuals who shared a passion for the breed. Consistency, engaging content, and genuine interactions with our followers were key to growing our following organically over time.

  • Could you share a bit about Parker and Jorge - their personalities, quirks, and what makes them special to you?

Parker and Jorge are my two beloved Great Danes, each with their own unique personalities and quirks. Parker, my gentle giant, is the epitome of a laid-back and affectionate companion. He has a heart of gold and a playful spirit that never fails to bring a smile to my face. Jorge, on the other hand, is a spirited and determined girl with a fiery personality. She's fiercely loyal and incredibly intelligent, always keeping me on my toes with her boundless energy and zest for life. What makes them truly special to me is the unwavering love and companionship they provide, enriching my life in ways I never thought possible.

  • What are some of the preparations you undertake before taking Jorge to a conformation show?

Before taking Jorge to a conformation show, meticulous preparation is key to ensuring she's in prime condition to showcase her best self. This includes regular grooming sessions to maintain her nails, coat and overall appearance, as well as conditioning exercises to keep her physically fit and agile. Additionally, we practice basic obedience commands and familiarize ourselves with the show environment to help Jorge feel comfortable and confident on the day of the event.

  • What are the key qualities that judges look for in Great Danes during conformation shows, and how do you ensure Jorge showcases these qualities?

Judges look for several key qualities in Great Danes during conformation shows, including overall structure, balance, movement, and adherence to breed standards. To ensure Jorge showcases these qualities, we focus on proper conditioning, training, and presentation. We work on gaiting exercises to showcase her effortless movement, practice stacking to highlight her conformational strengths, and emphasize her breed-specific features during our grooming routine.

  • Can you describe a memorable moment or achievement from one of Jorge's conformation show experiences?

One of the most memorable moments from Jorge's conformation show experiences was when she earned her first major win at a prestigious show. It was a culmination of months of hard work, dedication, and teamwork, and seeing her shine in the ring was an incredibly proud moment for both of us. The joy and excitement we shared that day are memories I'll cherish forever.

  • How do you balance managing a popular Instagram account with your responsibilities as a dog owner and participant in dog shows?

Balancing the demands of managing a popular Instagram account with my responsibilities as a dog owner and participant in dog shows can be challenging at times, but it's all about prioritizing and finding a harmonious balance. I carve out dedicated time each day for engaging with our followers, creating content, and nurturing our online community, while also ensuring Parker and Jorge receive the love, care, and attention they deserve.

  • What challenges have you faced along your journey in the dog show world, and how have you overcome them?

Along my journey in the dog show world, I've faced various challenges, from fierce competition to navigating the complexities of the show circuit. However, perseverance, resilience, and a supportive network of fellow enthusiasts have helped me overcome these obstacles. Surrounding myself with mentors, staying adaptable to change, and focusing on continuous improvement have been instrumental in overcoming challenges and achieving success.

  • What advice would you give to someone who is interested in showing Great Danes in conformation shows?

For anyone interested in showing Great Danes in conformation shows, my advice would be to immerse yourself in the breed standard, seek guidance from experienced mentors, and never stop learning. Attend shows, observe the competition, and network with breeders and exhibitors to gain valuable insights and knowledge. Above all, remember to enjoy the journey and cherish the special bond you share with your dog's.

  • How do you maintain the well-being and happiness of Parker and Jorge amidst the demands of your busy schedule and online presence?

Maintaining the well-being and happiness of Parker and Jorge amidst the demands of my busy schedule and online presence is always my top priority. I prioritize their physical and mental health through regular exercise, nutritious diet, and plenty of love and attention. Additionally, I make time for quality bonding moments, whether it's cuddle sessions on the couch or outdoor adventures in nature. Ensuring their happiness and fulfillment brings me immense joy and fulfillment in return.

Visit Love Margot at their Instagram here and their website here!