dog show

noun
  1. a competitive event in which dogs are exhibited and judged by an established standard or set of ideals prescribed for each breed.

Origin of dog show

First recorded in 1855–60
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  • That's one of the interesting features of the dog-show game.

    The Dogs of Boytown

    Walter A. Dyer

  • They read all the dog-show literature they could lay hands on.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune

  • All of this is extraneous; but may be worth your remembering, next time you go to a dog-show.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune

  • To-day was the third of September, and on the eleventh a dog-show was to be held at Brooch.

    Berry And Co.

    Dornford Yates

  • Edward Henry's taxi-cab in that Square seemed like a homeless cat that had strayed into a dog-show.

    The Regent

    E. Arnold Bennett