Dog show

Cheyenne Kennel Club Hosts 75th Annual Dog Show

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Labor Day at Archer’s Event Center was filled with competition. The Cheyenne Kennel Club held its 75th annual dog show, a three-day event September 4-6.

The events were held under the regulations and rules of the American Kennel Club. The judge came from all over, including Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts and other states in the United States. There are seven classes in total; Puppy (six months to one year), twelve to eighteen months, novice (never won a first prize), hobbyist-owner-handler, exhibitor-bred (on American Kennel Club records), American -bred and open (no restriction). Generally, the Open and American-Bred classes contain the highest level of experience.

The males are judged first, then the females. Judging is based on several categories, including physical structure (head, teeth, muscle tone, etc.), condition (weight, coat, animation, etc.), gait (forward, sideways, backwards) and temperament (penalized for shyness or meanness).

At the end of the shows, the winners of each event are judged together and a Best in Show award is given. Best of Breed is also chosen for Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding.

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