Dogs Galore


This past Saturday I rounded up the whole family and made them go to a dog show with me.  Why, you ask?  Well, I am a sucker for a dog.  Any type of dog, purebred or rescue, it doesn't matter.  


Watching the dogs in the show ring is fun, but I always like the backstage area where you can get up close and personal with dogs and owners alike.  


A lot of grooming goes on here and if you like the smell of wet dog, you are in luck.  


All shapes and sizes were represented when we we there.  


It goes on for four days and dogs from surrounding states come to compete.  


Not only were dogs being groomed, but there were puppies to pet.  Wheaten puppies, to be precise.  They were too busy, their photos turned out blurry.  


Rescue groups were there finding homes for dogs and there was even a pet psychic/communicator.  
Seriously.  


Three rings of agility competition were going on and we watched for about an hour.  One little dog wasn't having any of it and grabbed one of the cones and starting running around the ring.  When he would stop, the handler would get close, and the dog would zoom off again.  Great fun for the audience, but I am sure the handler didn't care for it!  



"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."  

Orhan Pamuk 



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  1. I love dogs but have never been to a dog show. This looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. Karen, it was a lot of fun. You would likely enjoy it!

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  2. ...over the years, I've enjoyed dogs better than their owners.

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  3. What fun! I have never been to a dog chow before but think I need to add that to my list of to do's.

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    1. They are a lot of fun. I am sure you would enjoy it!

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  4. All beautiful! ... We are so lucky to have dogs in our lives...

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  5. That must of been a lot of fun. My favorite movie is Best In Show.

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    1. Donna, it was a lot of fun and I will have to check out that movie.

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  6. What a fun time. I used to show with my children, we had boxers.A great bunch of people to be around, everyone likes pets

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  7. Dogs are sooo special. We've had 5 over the years. A Lab/German Shorthair, two Chesapeake's and two German Shepherds.

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  8. Hello, I love all the dogs. It would be cool to go backstage at the dog show. I am envious! Have a happy day!

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  9. Is that the show in Louisville? If so, I took my old rescue collie, Sam, not Boo, there to get two of his "legs" for his obedience title. It was Great Fun :-D.

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    1. This was in Louisville where they also have the obedience. It was a lot of fun!

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  10. I'd be all over this too. I'm a real sucker for dogs...puppies would make me cave. Glad that there are a few of you that blog. And dogs are a plus.

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  11. I would have loved to been along! I am like you an like all types of dogs...

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  12. Hello from Ft Worth. TCU on your sideboard caught my eye. Go Frogs...

    Oh and I love dogs too....Janey

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  13. That sounds like a fun day! Love seeing all the dogs! x

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  14. These people pay more for their dog's haircut than they do on their own hair. :)

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  15. These dogs look so much cleaner than my farm dog.

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  16. You wouldn't have had to ask me twice! Love dogs. We lost our Golden several years ago, and we miss her terribly.

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  17. what a fun day! the idea of that little guy stealing the cones makes me laugh...there is a pet psychic on the radio i catch every once in a while...she's english and while i don't believe in most of what she says, she's just adorable to listen to :)

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  18. I love dog shows. Cat shows are interesting, too. But, dog shows are a bit more "fun".

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  19. Love love love this post Michelle, how brilliant to go backstage you took super shots of the canine beauties. Hope the rescue dogs found good homes. Do you think the dogs enjoy these shows?

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  20. beautiful puppies and images!!!

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  21. Fun to see all the different sizes and shapes that dogs come in. : ) I'm in the minority here, though I love dogs I don't really like dog shows. : )

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  22. Aww!! all the cuties!!!

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks like a lot of fun! I hope the family enjoyed it, too!

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  24. How wonderful! Such great photos and beautiful dogs! I wish I could have taken my son to this dog show.

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  25. Oh sweet!!! Yes, I do love the smell of wet dogs....lol. I'll take that anytime. And the photos today Michelle?--------fabulous. Such great profiles/portraits. Love the beautiful pink tongue of the scottie.

    Fun day. Fun share. Thanks!!!

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  26. A guy whom I see at "my" local Starbucks had a dog entered in the Westminster dog show this year and it won third place in its class. Personally, I like dogs but have no interest in shows. Too precious for me.

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