- 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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Examples from the Web for dog show
“They felt that it served only to attempt to influence AKC judges,” the dog-show author/consultant/judge Pat Hastings told me.The Dog Glamour Ads That Win Westminster
February 9, 2012
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.
All of this is extraneous; but may be worth your remembering, next time you go to a dog-show.
To-day was the third of September, and on the eleventh a dog-show was to be held at Brooch.Berry And Co.
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