First dog show

At Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on June 28-29, 1859, two local sportsmen (the organizers) held a dog show, which only showcased hunting dog breeds.
      June 28-29, 1859
      Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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  • Dog show |
    The first English dog show was held in Newcastle in 1859, and a more ambitious one followed at Chelsea in 1863. The best known of English dog shows is Crufts, which has been held annually in London since 1886. The first formal dog show in the United States was held in 1877, sponsored by the Westminster Kennel Club.
  • The surprising history of Victorian dog shows – History Extra
    Dog shows were a phenomenon of the Victorian era, which spread from Britain around the world. Paris held its first show in 1863 and the premiere American event began in 1877. Shows appealed to the public as entertainment and became symbols of progressive canine breeding and ownership.
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  • The First Dog Show | Canine Chronicle
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