Tag Archives: Dog Shows

Calling All Hippies: Woofstock Dog Show

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BigStock Photo

WHAT: AKC.tv is pleased to present live coverage of the Woofstock Dog Show. This annual event takes place at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA this weekend. Entries have topped 2,600 in this 60’s themed dog show, with competitors decked out in their finest hippie apparel. This livestream will feature all seven groups as well as Best in Show. Continue reading Calling All Hippies: Woofstock Dog Show

Oooh! Look At All These Upcoming Dog Shows!

AKC.tv is pleased to announce its list of programs slated to air in Fall 2021. From Flyball to Agility to AKC National Championship events, AKC.tv has a variety of live events to entertain and educate dog lovers.

The action begins with the Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show, a highly anticipated event that combines all the aspects of the dog show and social world. The Morris & Essex Kennel Club was founded by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in 1927 and is currently held every five years. The 2020 show was postponed to 2021 and over 4,000 dogs are entered this year to compete for Best in Show. Continue reading Oooh! Look At All These Upcoming Dog Shows!

Greeley Kennel Club Livestream

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Photo: AKC

I’ve been pretty focused on football restarting this weekend, but it turns out there’s also a dog show to watch!

WHAT: See some of the nation’s top dogs compete for the highest honor at this year’s 2021 Greeley Kennel Club Dog Show.

Live coverage of groups and Best in Show judging will be available on Saturday on AKC.tv.

WHEN: Saturday, August 21st, 2021: Greeley Kennel Club
Live streaming of the event will begin at 5:15pm ET

WHERE: Tune in to watch the live coverage of this event on AKC.tv through your browser or the app.

Happy watching!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

AKC News Roundup

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Photo: AKC

The AKC has been sending out press releases right and left, so I have a few pieces of news from them to share with you. This will be a long post, so I want to shout out the highlights right here at the top:
1. Responsible Dog Ownership Days return for the 19th year. Kits are available to help you get started hosting an event.
2. Down and Back podcast, season 2, an historical look at dogs and dog shows, is now available.
3. New, additional dates announced for Meet the Breeds. Continue reading AKC News Roundup

How to Watch Houston World Series of Dog Shows This Weekend

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Photo: AKC

WHAT: See some of the nation’s top dogs compete for the highest honor at this year’s 2021 Houston World Series of Dog Shows, brought to you by the Beaumont Kennel Club and Houston Kennel Club, with live coverage of groups and Best in Show judging on AKC.tv. Continue reading How to Watch Houston World Series of Dog Shows This Weekend

Westminster 2021: Conformation Primer

From the good folks at the Westminster Kennel Club:

Each dog at a dog show is presented to a judge by either its owner, breeder, or a hired professional. This person is known as the exhibitor or the handler of the dog.

The purpose of conformation shows (also known as dog shows) is to evaluate breeding stock. Judges select winners based on their ability to contribute and improve the next generation of dogs. Dogs start out in the classes competing for points toward their AKC championship title. Dogs win points based on the number of dogs defeated. The more dogs entered, the more points per win. It takes fifteen points, including two majors (wins of three, four or five points), awarded by at least three different judges, to become an American Kennel Club champion. Continue reading Westminster 2021: Conformation Primer

Coming Soon: Westminster 2021

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Photo: WKC

As you probably know, the granddaddy of all dog shows, the Westminster Kennel Club Show, is generally held in the middle of the winter in the place everyone wants to be when it’s cold, New York City. However, with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the decision was made to make this year’s show an outdoor event, and the big show was moved to June in hopes of finding some good weather. It’s been hot hot hot in New York this week, but temperatures are supposed to moderate in time for this weekend’s event. Continue reading Coming Soon: Westminster 2021

Special Summer Westminster Show

Photo:  Westminster Kennel Club
Photo: Westminster Kennel Club
Guess who just got her remote media credentials for the big summer Westminster Dog Show? That’s right – this girl!

Regular readers know this show is my favorite dog-related event of the year, but as with everything else, COVID-19 messed up the schedule as well as eliminating spectators and vendors. In order to still be able to hold the show this year, they moved it outside to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, and since January in New York isn’t always outside-friendly, they rescheduled for June.

Here’s the way things will happen:
Continue reading Special Summer Westminster Show

Madison Square Garden’s Best in Show Home Edition

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Photo: MSG

Madison Square Garden, longtime home to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, announces a contest to find the best “regular” dog.

While there may not be a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden this year, we still want to celebrate our love for dogs and this event by inviting you to participate in our Best in Show – Home Edition contest. Continue reading Madison Square Garden’s Best in Show Home Edition