To many, dog
showing is totally unfathomable.
There are strange rules; it's stressful; it's
alternately hot, cold, wet or windy. There are early mornings,
long journeys, crowded venues and dogs which insist on getting dirty
the minute you have groomed them to perfection.
So why do people do it?
For some it's a hobby, for others it's a
lifestyle. It's certainly a good way to meet people who have a
common interest. Indeed, through the show scene many friendships are
forged which last years. It's not unusual to find a group of
owners of many different breeds of dog enjoying the sun or
commiserating in the rain. After all, they're not competing
against each other until they get through to the Group judging.
What's in a name ?
Have you ever looked at those long show names
and thought, "How pretentious!"? Well, they do
actually have a significance and, in fact, can tell you quite a bit
about the dog. Find out how here.