Why Go To A Dog Show?
What can you see, who can you speak to and when?
The dog show is like a zoo for dogs. You may see all sizes and shapes.A large part of the show is a beauty contest judged by people who have studied dogs for years. The judge is judging how close the dog comes to the Canadian Kennel Club breed standard.
There are also obedience trials; a test of a dog's skills and sometimes unofficial events such as scent hurdling or agility.
Please wait to until after the competition to speak to a breeder in the grooming or benching area. If you are in the benching area well before judging ask if the exhibitor has time to speak to you, and always ask before you touch a dog.