One of the things I enjoy most is getting there early and walking through the grooming area. There is a lot of activity and it is fun to see the many different breeds getting started on their grooming routine.
|This kennel had a great set-up! Table, chairs, tent and Old Glory!|
I have enjoyed learning about the different breeds, and have found that if I ask the judges (on our breaks) questions about the breeds they are judging that they are more than eager to answer me. After all, they are doing this because they love dogs! I did spend $5 at the AKC booth for a pocket sized laminated spiral booklet with pictures of each recognized breed; this has already come in handy!
|These are French Bulldogs, see the difference? They were just as sweet!|
|Here they are lined up for the judge!|
I also saw this little Papillion, doesn't she look like Blossom? (Hmmm)
There were 80-90 Golden Retrievers in the show, what fun to see so many together!
|Shelties getting their last minute combing.|
There were many rescue groups at this show, all with dogs needing homes.