As many as 2,300 dogs will compete for Best in Show at this year’s Indy Winter Classic Dog Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds starting on Thursday, February 7. This 4-day competition is a great opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful, intelligent, well-trained and happiest dogs you’ll ever see, all gathered under the same roof.
In shows like the Indy Winter Classic, judges aren’t simply comparing dogs to each other. Rather, they are comparing the dogs against the idealized version of its breed, and the various parameters associated with each breed, such as overall proportions and body structure, weight, size, eye color, head shape, muzzle shape, whisker thickness, teeth, coat quality, etc.
The 2012 show was very successful, with a total of 1,443 entries and 1,275 competitors. Approximately 200 different breeds were represented, including German Shorthaired Pointer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Irish Setter, Basset Hound, Dachshund, Alaskan Malamute, German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Miniature Schnauzer, Long Coat Chihuahua, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Pomeranian, Chinese Shar-Pei, Belgian Malinois, Shetland Sheepdog and Rat Terrier to name just a few. Expect this year’s show is expected to be as big or bigger.
Competition categories at this year’s show include Hearding Group, Hound Group, Non-Sporting Group, Misc Breeds, Sporting Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, and Working Group. All will compete for Best in Show. Various specialty clubs will participate the evening after the All Breed Show. There will be no obedience trial and rally this year.
For anyone who loves dogs, this is a must-see event. The Hoosier Kennel Club and The Central Indiana Kennel Club will be sponsoring educational events at this year’s show.
- Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis
- Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 AM.
- Tel. 317-927-7500