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dog show

a competitive event in which dogs are exhibited and judged by an established standard or set of ideals prescribed for each breed.
Origin of dog show
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He gave up his club, declined invitations to progressive euchre; the fall races, and the dog show he passed by.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • So look for a dog show, and when you find it go in and look at the dogs.

  • Sort of chap that would take a prize at a dog show, ain't he?

    Mrs. Warren's Profession George Bernard Shaw
  • To begin with he decided to attend the Mineola Horse and dog show.

  • Do you mean to say you've given up that dog show—with Joey in it—for me?

    The Creators May Sinclair
  • There is no denying the potency of the charm woven by the dog show.

    The Airedale Williams Haynes

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