Like dogs? Consider attending a dog show.

by Susan Getgood on May 12, 2009

in Dogs

A dog show is a great way to learn more about the different activities you can do with your dog as well as talk with dog breeders about the breeds you might be interested in owning as a household pet. There’s a show going on in every region of the country just about every weekend. MBF-Inc., probably the largest dog show superintendent in the country maintains a list at

There’s a lot more going on at a dog show than just conformation — the breed, group and Best-In-Show judging that you might be familiar with from watching Westminster or Eukanuba on TV. Many all-breed shows include performance events like obedience, agility and rally.

Live in New England?

My all-breed dog club, Ladies’ Dog Club, holds its annual spring show Saturday May 30th at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham, MA and the specialty show for my regional breed club, the Scottish Terrier Club of New England, is the previous day Friday May 29th in the same place. I’ve pasted the press release for the all-breed show below. If you are interested in getting a purebred dog or just want to know what it’s all about, it’s a great place to start.

Hope to see you there!

Ladies’ Dog Club Spring Dog Show Returns to
Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds Wrentham on Saturday May 30th

Wrentham, MA (May 12, 2009) — Ladies’ Dog Club is pleased to invite the public to its 116th Dog Show, to be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds, located on the grounds of the Wrentham Developmental Center in Wrentham, MA. More than 2000 dogs, including some of the top dogs in the country, are expected to be entered in the show. The show will be open from 8 am to 6 pm.

In addition to conformation competition in the seven AKC groups — Sporting, Hounds, Working, Terriers, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding – and Best-In Show, the 2009 show includes two performance events: an Obedience Trial and a Rally Trial.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the general public to learn more about the different activities they can do with their dogs as well as talk with dog breeders about the breeds they are interested in owning as household pets.  They can also browse more than 30 vendors of dog related products, offering everything from the basics needed for dog care to unique dog-related items and collectibles.

The previous day, Friday May 29, 2009,   many regional breed clubs will be holding their specialty dog shows at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds. This year, these clubs are: Irish Setter Club of New England, English Setter Club of New England, Cocker Spaniel Breeders Club of New England,  Yankee Golden Retriever Club,  Colonial Afghan Hound Club, Inc., Middlesex Boxer Club, Pilgrim Doberman Pinscher Club, Inc., Scottish Terrier Club of New England, Yankee Siberian Husky Club, Poodle Club of Massachusetts, and  Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club.

Spectator admission to the Ladies’ Dog Club show on Saturday May 30th is $4 for adults and $2 for senior citizens/children (12 and under), or $10 per car. For more information about the show, including directions and judging times, please visit the show information page on InfoDog at

CONTACT: Susan Getgood, 978 562 5979,

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