Category Archives: Dog Shows

Westminster ‘Best in Show’ Hopeful Saves Owner’s Life

He may not have won the big title yet, but this Doberman Pinscher named Troy is already a fan favorite in the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – and it’s not just for his stunning good looks. This dog’s a true hero! Three years ago, when Troy was only 4-month old, he saved his…

History of the Westminster Dog Show

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When the Westminster Kennel Club held their very first dog show in 1877, they couldn’t possibly have imagined the huge success and worldwide attention that the show would earn over the years. Have you ever wondered about the history of the Westminster Dog Show? Read on, for a short synopsis from the great folks over…

Fun Facts about the Westminster Dog Show

In 1877, a group of sporting gentlemen gathered in a Manhattan bar and formed the Westminster Kennel Club. Now in its 138th year, Westminster has become “America’s Dog Show”. The Dogington Post will attend Westminster again this year, and in anticipation of the big show, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts you might not…

Meet Fun People At a Dog Show

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Have you been to a dog show? If not, make it a point to put this activity on your schedule because you are going to be entering a whole new world. Look forward to meeting many people who, just like you, are crazy about their dogs. They might just be there to observe well trained…

Westminster Welcomes 3 New Breeds in 2014

The Westminster Kennel Club is welcoming three new breeds into their 138th Annual Dog Show this year! The breeds that are eligible to compete are determined by the American Kennel Club based on population and geographic distribution, as well as growing interest by the breed’s parent club. The 3 new breeds added to the Westminster…

Westminster: It’s Not Just For Purebred Dogs Anymore!

For nearly 140 years, the Westminster Kennel Club has closed its doors to mutts, focusing only on the conformation, physical abilities, and skill of purebred dogs. In a big step in the right direction of celebrating and recognizing all dogs, regardless of their pedigree, the WKC is finally opening up it’s doors to mixed breed…

A Few Showing Tips For Beginners

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Those new to exhibiting a dog at dog shows often make many mistakes in their handling of the dog. While these mistakes may not be apparent to the average spectator at the show, you can bet your bottom dollar the experienced judges and other handlers notice them. Judges will subtract points for these mistakes made…

National Dog Show Hopes to Become a Thanksgiving Day Tradition

This Thursday, tucked between the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the popular football games being broadcast on NBC, the National Dog Show, now in its 11th year being aired on Turkey Day, hopes to become a Thanksgiving Day tradition! Last year, the show earned NBC nearly 20 million viewers, proving that dogs are valued members…

Small Is Perfect For Dog Show Beginners

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There are many reasons why people become interested in dog shows. For the spectators it is the chance to observe the finest canines of all breeds, and the exquisite grooming and training these purebred dogs possess. For those who show their dogs it is the thrill of winning. If you have ever thought this is…

Detroit Kennel Club Cancels Nearly 100-Year-Old Dog Show

In another blow to the once bustling City of Detroit, the Detroit Kennel Club was forced to cancel their annual dog show. The DKC Dog Show has been drawing huge crowds, over 2500 purebred dogs and 40,000 spectators in its prime, for the last 98 years. For many, the Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show was…

Choosing a Pedigreed Dog Name

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Selecting a name for your dog is supposed to be a happy and fun experience for the whole family to take part in. Everyone comes up with their own unique names and eventually one is selected. This is great for a mixed breed dog as well as pure-bred dogs, but when dealing with expensive pedigreed…

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