RAPID CITY, SD – Hundreds of dogs, all very attractive, gathered at the Monument over the weekend as the Rapid City Kennel Club’s annual dog show took place.
For three days, the animals, assisted by their owners and handlers, were presented to the judges in the hope of winning their category and the best of the show.
When the judges select the winners, they usually have a predetermined list of things they are looking for when choosing the winners.
“So we judge dogs based on their particular standard,” said show judge Judi Bendt. “And what he was brought up for. Look at him and see if this dog can actually do the job he was bred to do.
Participation among the dogs and their entourage was high, and despite some issues such as the lack of judges, RCKC officials managed to organize the event.
“The show, the people, the dogs. Everything has been great. Other than that, we’ve had a hard time getting judges to come here because of all these ongoing COVID cases and the airlines that have stopped flying so it’s delayed a lot. And there have been a lot of other clubs in other states and regions that have had to move their days to our date, ”Bendt said.
At the end of the day, a Dalmatian won the best-in-show for Sunday’s competition day.