All puppies like to play. As you will see from your first match and show experiences, puppies in the ring will lick the judge's face, lie down when the judge comes to examine them, and show other creative attitudes towards life. This is part of learning to be a show dog and with training, patience and a good sense of humor, they will outgrow it.
Books you may find helpful in getting started are
- How To Show Your Own Dog by Virginia Nichols (T.F.H. Publications, 1976)
- The Forsyth Guide to Successful Dog Showing by Robert and Jane Forsyth (Howell Book House, 1975).