bench show

bench show

n.
An indoor exhibition of small animals, especially a competitive dog show.

[From the benches or platforms on which the dogs are displayed.]
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Say, dog, you could pull down ribbons like a candy-kid in any bench show anywheres.
I'd write about his recent, fabulous Bench show, but I'm out of space, so I'll reserve that for next week.
The dual champion means her sire earned both field trial and bench show championships.
ROARING LIONS Ian Holloway and the Millwall bench show their delight at the late goal
DOWN: Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp and his bench show their dejection as the Loftus Road club slide out of the Premier League.
Charming black-and-white vignettes on a park bench show two young aspiring lovers verbally sparring, exposing their insecurities and, eventually, a kiss.
The Ducks parlayed another stingy defensive performance with a revolving door bench show and sashayed their way to a 70-40 college women's basketball crushing of Drake.
While the number and type of entries vary each year, the trend at the present time is toward the display of individual flowers, it is well worth the drive to view the spectacular display of this bench show.
The high point of the whole shebang is a sanctioned coon-dog treeing contest and bench show.
After three successful and noticeably eventful decades in the biz, Bench celebrates with almost 50 of the country's hottest stars at the Bench Show.
At the national breed show for each hunting breed these two factions come together and an attempt is made to produce dogs that do well in both the bench show and field trial world.
The French registration body has decided that those black hairs are a fault and such dogs cannot be registered as Brittanys anymore or compete in a bench show or field trial.