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Friday, January 16, 2009

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show - Jan.24-25, San Francisco, CA

If you can only attend one dog show, and you live in California, this is the one to see. It is one of the few "benched" shows still in existence.  This is also a Blue Ribbon Show. Any dog entered for conformation judging must have won a Blue Ribbon under a previous judge.

At a benched show, all of the entered dogs are on exhibit when they're not in the show ring being judged. They're available for the public to meet all day long, along with their owners/breeders who can tell you all about the breed. It is a great opportunity to see some unusual dogs, and meet some wonderful ones. 

There are actually two shows in this same location over the course of the weekend. They're called "back-to-back" shows, so you get to see a Best in Show chosen at the end of each day!

If you're not familiar with what goes on at a Dog Show, here's a great overview so you'll Know Before you Go!

There are also some very important rules of Dog Show Etiquette:

Dogs that are accustomed to shows are generally well-socialized with other dogs and have good manners with people. However, in the interests of courtesy and edification …

  1. Always ask before petting.
  2. Always approach the dog from the front.
  3. Make a fist and extend your hand for sniffing before you pet. Make sure your hands are clean.
  4. Keep food out of reach. (Children carrying snacks or wearing ice cream are likely to get licked.)
  5. Don’t block the entrance to the show rings.
  6. Wait until after the class to ask questions and pet the dog.
  7. Children in strollers are at face level with large dogs, so watch out for quick tongues and bruising tails.
  8. Visit the education booth for information about purebred dogs, dog shows, performance events, etc.
  9. Leave your pet at home; unentered dogs are not allowed on the grounds.
Here's the show information - slanted toward the Corgi People and Obedience People out there, but pertinent to all breed lovers!

Golden Gate Kennel Club Show

There are 1419 dogs entered in the 1/24/09 show .The number before each Breed (Variety) indicates the number of dogs entered in that Breed (Variety). The numbers following each Breed (Variety) indicate the number of Regular Class Dogs, Regular Class Bitches, Best of Breed (Variety) (Dogs-Bitches), and Non-Regular Class Dogs or Bitches.

Breakdown - Corgis - Same for Saturday & Sunday Shows

25 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 6-14(3-2)0

7 Cardigan Welsh Corgis 3-3(1-0)0

Links for complete information - Saturday Show

Saturday Show Information

Saturday Judging Program (Breeds and times)

Saturday - Conformation Judging - Corgis

B-LE 25 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 5 8:30AM

B-LE 7 Cardigan Welsh Corgis 5 9:45AM

Obedience Judging - Saturday - Main Hall

# Entries/Class/Ring#/Time

3 Obedience Trial Classes Novice A 20 8:30

9 Obedience Trial Classes Novice B 20 9:00

7 Obedience Trial Classes Open B 8 10:00

7 Obedience Trial Classes Open A 8 11:00

5 Obedience Trial Classes Utility B 8 12:45

4 Obedience Trial Classes Utility A 8 1:30

Links for Complete Information - Sunday Show

Sunday Show Information

Sunday - Judging Program (Breeds and times)

Sunday - Conformation Judging - Corgis

B-LE 25 Pembroke Welsh Corgis 22 9:45AM

B-LE 7 Cardigan Welsh Corgis Ring22 2:15PM

Obedience Judging - Sunday - Main Hall

# Entries/Class/Ring#/Time

2 Obedience Trial Classes Novice A 20 8:30

9 Obedience Trial Classes Novice B 20 9:00

9 Obedience Trial Classes Open B 8 10:00

8 Obedience Trial Classes Open A 8 11:10

5 Obedience Trial Classes Utility B 8 1:00

4 Obedience Trial Classes Utility A 8 1:45

Have a Great Time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information! I am going to the show tomorrow. It will be my first time. I'm very much looking forward to it!