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Rare are the images found of exhibitors showing their dogs pre 1900 when the personal camera or "Brownie" came onto the scene. Prior to then, the camera exposures were so long that impromptu images taken at shows were pretty much out of the question. So different from today where throngs of digital photographers are snapping and selling dog show "candids" to their happy clients. You will find a variety of subjects in this category that i hope give a feel for what it would be like being at a dog show of yesteryear.
CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO IN ANOTHER WINDOW. BE PREPARED TO BE BLOWN AWAY!!! Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Various shots of chow dogs at Mrs Mannoch’s kennels. The adult dogs are seen in cages. Some little puppy Chow Chows are seen walking about the grass and posing for the camera with two women – […]
This kind of dog show in the photos above was called a BENCHED SHOW. All the dogs were partitioned off in designated spaces, on public display for the entire day as the show was running. Westminster Kennel Club is one of the 6 shows left in the USA which are still benched. Exhibitors would […]