Recently, hundreds of pets and pet parents put their best paws and feet forward as they competed in the Bonanza Kennel Club Dog Show in Carson City, NV.
Bonanza KC, an AKC licensed all-breed dog club, held showmanship competitions, obedience trial classes, rally trial classes and competitions for different breeds.
More than 800 dogs participated in this year’s series of competitions. To accommodate participants coming from different areas, the Bonanza KC partnered with various local dog-friendly hotels and motels.
As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal, the events attracted dog owners with an affinity for breeds of all sizes, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes.
The first AKC licensed dog show hosted by Bonanza KC was held in September 1989. Since then, the event has been held annually, but was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Difference Between Regular Pets and Show Dogs
Not all pet dogs can compete in dog shows, as it’s a must for competing dogs to undergo a degree of training before each event. In particular, competing dogs must be trained to walk a natural gait that will highlight the particular structure and features of the breed. At the same time, they must also learn to stand still so that they can be inspected by the judge overseeing the event.
Ensuring that a dog is on its best behavior during a competition is a task that requires a bit of preparation. Though a dog might be friendly and well-socialized, it’s still a must to keep the canine on a custom dog collar and leash during an event to avoid accidents and injuries.
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