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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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  • They read all the dog-show literature they could lay hands on.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • That's one of the interesting features of the dog-show game.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • Dr. Evans's tents were pitched in the Avenue de l'Impratrice, in the place where the dog-show used to be.

  • All of this is extraneous; but may be worth your remembering, next time you go to a dog-show.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • To-day was the third of September, and on the eleventh a dog-show was to be held at Brooch.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • He possessed points which, exhibited individually, would have gained many marks at Cruft's dog-show.

    A Safety Match Ian Hay
  • Edward Henry's taxi-cab in that Square seemed like a homeless cat that had strayed into a dog-show.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • From one of these exhibitors the Mistress learned of a dog-show rule that was wholly new to her.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune

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