Dates Of Event: February 4 and 5 (the dates may vary but usually it is the first weekend in February)
Location: Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition Center (1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA)
Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free (there is a fee to park)
Parking: $5 to park at Gate 9 for the entire time you stay. There is ample parking for the event
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Of course!
Web Site: Great Barrington Kennel Club Dog Show
Great Barrington kennel Club Web Site: Great Barrington Kennel Club
The Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, MA has gone to the dogs. Literally.
The Exposition Center hosted the Great Barrington Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend and there were a wide variety of dogs to view, sometimes pat and of course photograph! Every dog was beautiful in her or his way and there was dogs of all kinds for any dog lover to appreciate! I tried to photograph dogs of a variety of breeds and sizes. There were so many cute dogs so this wasn’t a problem. I hope you enjoy the photos of these cute beasts!
There were large dogs like this 2 and a half year old Great Dane named Leo.
And small dogs like this 15 month old Pomeranian named Scarlett.
And there were dogs of all shapes in between! As you can tell, there were dogs of all sizes and colors.
The dogs were judged in groups at different times throughout the day and the winning dogs received ribbons. One of the things that stood out to me There were so many cute dogs to see at the event. Below are some of the beautiful dogs I saw at the show.
Annie is a 1 year old Belgian Tervuren.
Albert is a 15 month old Lhasa Apso
Cooper is a 4 year old Irish Setter.
Charlie is a 6 month old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
This smiley 18 month old Siberian Husky is Squishy.
But, how does he see? Jambo is a 2 and a half year old Briard.
Named after the hot and humid southeast to southwestwinds originating as hot, dry desert-air over Northern Africa, Sirocco is a 4 and a half year old Portuguese Water Dog.
As you may be able to tell the second photo, the Portuguese Water Dog is often groomed to show off his posterior. In addition to their tails, which act as rudders, the short trimmed fur helps them swim.
What would a dog show be without a Golden Retriever? Sometimes you just gotta have Faith, a 4 year old Golden Retriever.
Jubi (short for Jubilee) is a 1 year old Samoyed.
Sadie is an 8 month old German Shepherd.
Tess, a 1 and a half year old Airedale Terrier, is a search and rescue dog in training.
This affectionate 2 year old Burnese Mountain Dog is Dylan.
Breanna is a 7 month Clumber Spaniel
Blaze is a Portuguese Waterdog.
Lucca, named after the Italian city by the same name, is a 3 year old Belgian Shepherd. All of that posing makes you hungry!
Kensi, an adorable 6 month old English French Bulldog, barked at my camera while he posed for me. Cameras can be scary things!
Tasha is a 2 year old Gordon Setter.
Believe it or not, even Saint Bernards are small at some point in their life. Night Blu Sky is a 3 month old Saint.
That’s one way to get his attention! Hampton is a 3 month old Skipper Key.
Harleigh, a 9 month old Great Pyranese, is a therapy dog for special needs people and seniors.
Dizzy is a 2 year old French Bulldog.
Clyde is a 1 year old German Short Haired Pointer.
Billy is an 11 month old Irish Setter.
Flair is a 19 month old Saint Bernard.
Maikai Maika is a 13 month old Saint Bernard.
Eliza is a 6 month old Smooth Collie.
Sophie (in the back and on the left in the photos from left to right) is a 5 year old Newfie. Berg, her daughter , is 5 months old.
Titan is a 9 month old Great Pyranese.
Limerick, a 2 year old Brussels Griffin, looks like he’s saying, “What are you looking at?” Just looking at a cute dog.
Leo is an 8 month old Cavalier King Chafrles Spaniel.
Peyton is a 1 year old Soft-coated Wheaton Terrier
Benjamin is a 3 year old Corgi
Mac, a 15 month old English Mastiff, is a gentle giant.
Maybelline is also an English Mastiff.
Tabitha is a 7 month old Chow.
Apollo, a 200 pound and 5 year old Saint Bernard, won “Best Of Breed.”
Timber is a 2 year old Rodesian Ridgeback.
Brie is a 4 year old Standard Poodle.
Capone is a 2 year old English Mastiff.
Juice, named after the acclaimed singer Juice Newton (yes I am being serious), is a one year old Chinese Shar-Pei.
No, that is not “Cousin It.” Sorry for the decades old reference. Mirror is a Bergamasco Shepherd.
Jasper is a 4 year old English Sheep Dog.
Elda is a 2 year old English Setter.
Unfortunately, I was unable to get the name of this cute Colored Bull Terrier
Mica is a 2 year old Wire haired Pointing Griffon.
There were also vendors at the event who sold everything from clothing and jewelry to pet treats and toys.
While the dogs were judged and winners were selected, they’re all winners in my book!
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