SURVEY SAYS: What would you like to see more of at dog shows?


  • February 14, 2018

QUESTION FOR ALL SHOWSIGHT READERS

What would you like to see more of at dog shows?

Thank you to everyone who offered opinions on this month’s topic. 
The following is a selection of the responses. Want to voice your opinion to the fancy? Follow ShowSight’s Facebook page for the monthly question prompt!

 

Fewer professional handlers. —Anonymous

More Provisional judges. —Anonymous

Judges that actually judge the dogs and are not giving wins for favors. —Anonymous

I would like to see more reasonable and healthy food available at the shows. —Shan Howard

Vendors with unique items that could be used as major trophies. —Anonymous

Good sportsmanship. —Anonymous

Smiles and compliments! —Arlene Grimes

More vendors, Education, Breeder round tables and fun. —Lorrie Jergenson

Fewer professionals always winning. Too expensive and too discouraging. That’s why attendance is down. 
—Anonymous

Good sportsmanship for starters! Help and Encouragement for the novice. —Anonymous

More owner handlers. —Anonymous

Mentorship opportunities. —Anonymous

Veterans’ classes! They seem to have gone by the wayside in favor or puppy and owner/handler categories. And Veteran Groups...not just a token class appearance straight to BVIS where there’s only one placement. Why no Reserve BIS for Veterans? —Anonymous

Health clinics. —Anonymous

Reserved grooming and vendors. —Anonymous

Owner Handlers and Qualified Judges. The “sport” has become far too commercial. It’s become more about winning than about breeding better dogs. 
—Anthea de Forest

See more of? Kindness and honesty! —Anonymous

Fairness! —Anonymous

More photos from the Breed rings! —Anonymous

I would like to see more performance events. I would also like to see more points with held for lack of quality. 
—Anonymous

I would like to see the Sporting Group divided into the Pointers and Retrievers. Two groups instead of one. The Sporting groups has over 30 breeds in it now and it continues to grow. What can we do to make this happen? Possibly even have two shows in one day at some of the smaller venues.
—Kathy Lormis 

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