Dog Shows in 2013
Dog shows are held in many parts of the world and they are officially known as conformation shows. There are many competitions in a dog show, which involve skills related to tracking, hunting, obedience, agility and others. Each dog is judged by how well it represents its breed, which correlates to their ability to pass favorable traits to future generations. The Breed Standard is detailed descriptions of a perfect dog from specific breed. Any dog that deviates from the standard receive an infraction, consequently purebred dogs have more chances to win the competition.
In the United States, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered to be the most important and in 2013 it will be held at the Madison Square Garden, New York. Only champion dogs are allowed to compete in this event and the champion title is given to dogs with at least 15 AKC points. Eligible dogs are given the title “Ch.” before the dog’s name.
Crufts is the largest dog show in the world and in 2013, it will be held in Birmingham, UK at March 7-10. Only winners of major dog show can compete in Crufts.
Another major annual event is the World Dog Show. In 2013, it will be held on May 16-19 at Budapest, Hungary. The World Dog Show is governed by FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale), which has more than 80 member countries.
Veterinary Show Schedule
|Veterinary Show Name||Show Schedule||Location|
|North American Veterinary Conference – NAVC||JAN/19 – JAN/23/2013||Orlando, FL|
|Western Veterinary Conference – WVC||FEB/17 – FEB/21/2013||Las Vegas, NV|
|Global Pet Expo – APPMA||FEB/20 – FEB/22/2013||Orlando, FL|
|Midwest Veterinary Conference – MVC||FEB/21 – FEB/24/2013||Columbus, OH|
|American Animal Hospital Association – AAHA||MAR/14 – MAR/17/2013||Phoenix, AZ|
|Aquarama & Pet Asia||MAY/30 – JUN/02/2013||Singapore|
|The Festival for Dog Lovers||JUN/15 – JUN/16/2013||Greifenberg, Germany|
|Der Familienhund Trade Fair for Dog Training||AUG/24 – AUG/26/2013||Cologne, Germany|