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Events

 

These pages explain the events our club's hold, what you should look for in a competitive dog, information on our upcoming National Specialty, upcoming shows, and the resuts of our shows.

 

Dog shows began as competitions to evaluate breeding stock. They were similar to farm shows and county fairs as exhibitions of animals. Today. that purpose remains, but shows are also fun competitions and a chance to meet and get to know others with interests like yours in a specific breed.

 

Dog shows can be either formal or informal. Formal Shows award points towards a Championship and may either be shows for different breeds or dogs - an all-breed or Group show - or a show restricted to one breed a Specialty show.

 

Informal shows, called Match shows, do not award points towards a championship and are held for fun and as learning experiences for the dogs and the exhibitors. Matches can be either all-breed, group or specialties.

 

Shows are also divided into Conformation and Companion shows. Conformation shows evaluate each dog against the written standard describing the ideal for the breed. Performance events vary and include Obedience, Agility and other events to evaluate the dog's ability to learn and carry out specific tasksThe Show Calendar contains information on our current BCA Upcoming Shows, (National, Divisional and Member Club). 

 

To see only local shows, please click HERE and select your local Division.  Information on match shows, education events, health clinics and rescue events can be found under the various pages on the site.  


All of these specialty shows are open to the public. Some have an admission charge, others are free.   If you have not attended a dog show before, please obey the following guidelines:

 

  • Do not approach a dog being shown, either when it is on a lead or in its crate, without asking permission from the dog's exhibitor. Most Bulldog show people are happy to talk to you about their dogs, but a show can be a stressful time for both the exhibitor and the dog. Please respect the wishes of the participants and do nothing to agitate the dogs.
     
  • Do not take a dog that is not entered in the show into the show or grooming areas. Some Clubs expressly prohibit dogs that are not entered from being on the show grounds
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  • Smoking, food, and liquid refreshments are prohibited near the ring.
     
  • Baby buggies and carriages should not be near the ring entrance or areas where dogs are groomed and crated

The accuracy of the show information is not guaranteed.  Details are subject to change.  Some listings are pending AKC approval.

 

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