What to Know About the Rapid City Kennel Club Dog Show

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The RC Kennel Club dog show started on Friday October 21st.

RAPID CITY, SD — The Rapid City Kennel Club held its annual dog show, which it has done since the 1980s.

History of dog shows

Dog shows have been around since the mid-1800s and began as a side attraction to cattle shows in England.

They were then brought to the United States in the 1900s.

Barb Paur, the The RC Kennel Club assistant show chairman said: “Dog showing is the number two sport, the oldest being surpassed only by the horse. races.”

Since the creation of the RC Kennel Club, they have done 143 shows.

The competition

The RC Kennel Club Dog Show runs October 21-23.

The dogs are first grouped by breed and judged against each other.

They are judged according to established health and appearance standards for each breed.

The winner of each breed will be crowned best in breed and compete against the other top breed winners for best of show.

Some of the Rapid City dog ​​show winners will even compete in the big dog show at Madison Square Garden.

Interested in participating?

Bill Fletcher, dog owner, breeder and avid dog show participant, offered some advice: “Find a local dog club because there are plenty of people who will be willing to help you. And if you have a specific breed in mind, find local breeders if you can of that breed and research and review all the information you can from AKC on the breed to make sure it will work for you. you.

You can also visit the RC Kennel Cub website for more information on the show, as well as other programs they offer.

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