To the OP.. it is partially about how you raise them. It's more about being a responsible owner, not setting your dog up for failure, making sure you put in time to train and work with your dog every day, and love your dog. They're technically not any different than any other breed of dog, but then again, this breed must be treated/cared for just a bit different. You have to instill pack order, maintain control of your dog at all times, and make sure he or she is well socialized with other humans, noises, and different scenarios in life. The only area I really feel they need to be treated differently than other dogs is in their interaction with other dogs. An owner needs to be aware of DA (dog aggression), and prevention is key. Best of luck to you in the contest, and I hope you stick around here and learn a few things about this breed.