I wish there were more benched shows the united states.
Detroit Michigan, Cobo Hall March 19th and 20th Westminster, New York California, Golden Gate Penns., Philly Illinois, IKC Portland Kennel CLub
Benching dogs means that the dogs entered in the show are assigned a location from show open till close. This affords the public the opportunity to connect with breeders to learn more about the breeds they are interested in for those of you that don't know.
Unbenched shows, the breed shows at a certain time and then most leave unless they have to come back for group so not much opportunity to meet the dogs and breeders. Not that they don't try, but they have to watch and enter the ring and usually don't have a lot of time to talk ringside. How easy it is to grab a book look up the breed you are interested in and find the isle where that breed is at a benched show and talk to breeders lined up in a row and find out if the breed you want is truly the dog for you..
If you have never been to one and you get the opportunity its really worth going.
I personally like the look of the Akita, not my breed but I liked his look all the same.
I actually hate benched shows,, good for the visitor but that means I must keep my dogs in a crate for a prescribed length of time on exibit for every yoko to poke at them. I usually keep them in an X-pen at the motor home as most do at the shows, they get to be seen by people and I think it is a less stressfull environment for the dogs.
I agree Renorey. I will not enter the benched shows. They are too stressful for both the dogs and owners/handlers. Espec when you have several entries. many of mine would be ruined for the day with all those people poking and prodding at the cages and kids grabbing and such. I prefer to be able to return to our vehicle and let the dogs relax and peace out a bit. Many of these shows make for a very long day already without the added stress.
i was rooting for the dalmatian. i missed it last night but we talked about it at work today. mostly about the shepherd. it was extremely painful to waych that dog walk and run and stand for examination. pretty much everyone was in agreement that the dog look crippled because of how his hocks touched the ground. if you watch the breed on the westminster video link there were many gsds in the ring all with varying degrees of angulation and the judge picked the two most severe in the class..... grrrrrr ... makes me so sad to see that crippling conformation promoted.
did anyone hear that one of the odgs that was in the show escaped its kennel at the JFK airport in new york and is now missing ? i keep seeing the adverts for it but they havent said which breed / dog it is
Yaya Rufus!! I waas rootin for the Rottie and Rufus!
Scout,I hate the GSD's with that severe of angulation! I watched the video....the second I thought his tail was too short for standard.The third was my favorite but I thought he had too much white on his chest.