Shake up those blah winter days by watching a dog show. Not only are they educational, but they also make you realize how amazing and entertaining different dog breeds are. So within the next week, prepare to host a dog show party at your home or maybe even a road trip and be sure to invite your friends and family.
This weekend in Wildwood, New Jersey, the Boardwalk Kennel Club will be hosting their All Breed Dog Show. Tickets range from $2 to $7 and competitions begin daily at 8 am. Breeds will be honored in the following categories: Best in Show, Hound Group, Working Group, Sporting Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Herding Group and Non-Sporting Group. This year attendance might even be over 1,300 dogs, which would break their record from last year. In addition to the show, you can buy all of your pet supplies such as collars, leashes, grooming tools, etc. at the various vendor stands.
On the following week, the Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show will be televised every night from February 9-10 at 8 pm on USA Network. Currently, there are 2,522 dogs from 48 states entered into the competition. So far the most entries are from California. This dog show has been televised since 1948, but if you miss it, you can watch it on their Web site.
Watching dog shows can give you the knowledge to form a better bond with your pet. Every breed has its own quirks, and it’s important to do the research and watch how other dog’s behave. Witnessing the preparation that takes place before a dog show such as the training, grooming and bonding may even inspire you to enter your dog in a local competition. So check out these two upcoming events, because they will be an entertaining and valuable learning experience.
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