Show Spotlight

European Dog Show 2013 Day 1

Today the serious work starts. It is the first day of the European Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Nearly 3,000 dogs – 2,937 to be exact – are on term today: Group I, the Shepherd Dogs; Group III, the Terriers; Group V, the Spitz and Primitive Breeds; and Group VII, the Pointing Dogs. As we… read more

Liège 2013 Draws More Dogs than in 2012

The Golden Dog Trophy show promised to be a very hot, late July, dog show in Liège, Belgium, this year. But after all it was not so bad. OK, it was pretty warm, but as the show was inside the new halls at the Foire Internationale de Liège, there was protection against the burning sun… read more

Swiss International Championship Brings 3,500 Dogs to Geneva

It is tradition that prior to the FCI European or World Dog Show, the organizing country holds its international championship show too. If so many dogs come from all over Europe and even the world, it is a good idea to combine those two shows so that a dog can compete for a national championship,… read more

A Show Worth Entering: Farmington, Utah

Each year in the small town of about 19,000 people, Farmington, Utah, holds one of the three all-breed dog shows in the state. Not only does this show have two all-breed show days, but two additional days full of specialties, obedience, rally and agility, plus lots of fun. Here’s a quick rundown of the schedule:… read more

Among the Shows Closing August 21, 2013

The North Branch Cluster begins on Thursday, September 5, with the Big Apple Sporting Society, Central New Jersey Hound Association and Non-Sporting Group Club of the Garden State shows, and continues with Tuxedo Park KC on Friday, Somerset Hills KC on Saturday and Westchester on Sunday. The cluster is held at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, N.J. The first… read more

Fancy That: Lorain County Kennel Club

This will be my last Fancy That, at least for a while, and today I’ll cover the two Lorain County KC shows held in Oberlin, Ohio, this past weekend, August 10 and 11, 2013. Entries were 937 and 940 for the two days. On Saturday Whitney Coombs judged Best in Show and selected Ramon Podesta’s… read more

Among the Shows Closing August 14, 2013

Entries close next week for shows in 13 U.S. states on Labor Day, including those in both Northern and Southern California. In Northern California, back-to-back Gold Country KC shows, along with three obedience trials, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 31, and September 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, billed by the club as “California’s… read more

Fancy That: Pioneer Valley Kennel Club

I seldom even think about covering a single show in Fancy That, unless of course it’s one of the iconic events on our calendars such as Montgomery County, AKC/Eukanuba or Westminster. However, a few weeks ago the show chair for the Pioneer Valley KC, Linda Gagnon, wrote to ask me to consider giving some coverage… read more

LKV Show Now Number Three in Belgium

Only two years ago, Limburgse Kynologen Vereniging in Genk, Belgium, only had 1,487 entries, a good number, but not a top show. Last year a new president was elected, Mrs. Viviane Boesmans. If the success this year is due to her and her committee is hard to tell, but probably it is as last year… read more

Fancy That: Wrapping Up Waukesha

On Friday we gave you a little glimpse into the history of the Waukesha Kennel Club shows and a look at how they work today, so I’ll wrap up my coverage of these shows by giving you the weekend’s results. On Saturday judge Dana Cline selected the beautiful little Boston Terrier bitch, GCh. Gunther’s Gussied… read more

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