Don’t forget…

  • A tent or umbrella for shade
  • A water bowl
  • A ‘stake’ or ‘crate’ to hold or contain your dog
  • Leads
  • Brushes and product for grooming
  • A ground cover tarp or rug so that the elements do not interfere or detract from the dog’s appearance
  • A ‘holder’ for the exhibit number card that must be worn on the left side (usually the arm) so that the judge can see it when in the ring
  • Chairs for the humans to sit on while waiting throughout the day to be judged at the various levels of competition

You may also want to buy (usually prepaid with entries) a catalogue so that you can determine how many dogs are before yours and the number of exhibits in your breed/class.