By Donna Littlejohn
From: Daily Breeze
Weekend dog shows set at North High Torrance. We know. Your own dog is Best in Show in your book.
But check out the runners-up this weekend at North High School in Torrance (3620 W. 182nd St.), where the South Bay Kennel Club will present two all-breed dog shows featuring many of the 173 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.
From pugs to pointers, hundreds of champion dogs will strut their stuff on the high school lawn. They’ll compete for Best in Breed and Best in Group titles – and, ultimately, the prized Best in Show. Many are on their way to qualifying for the National Championship in Florida and the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York.
Admission is free (parking is $5, which goes to support the North High Band and other school activities) and festivities begin around 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Group competition begins after 2 or 3 p.m. with Best in Show (one selected each day as there are two separate shows) judged after that. Obedience and rally trials will be featured on Sunday only.
If you’re interested in a particular breed, check the judging schedule at www.jbradshaw.com or call 323-727-0136 for details. Multiple rings are judged simultaneously on the school grounds.
And when you’ve seen all the fancy canines get all their ribbons, go home and give your dog a big hug. Tell him he’s still the best dog ever.