from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An indoor exhibition of small animals, especially a competitive dog show.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an exhibition of dogs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An exhibition of animals, as of dogs or cats, which are arranged on benches for a comparison of their physical merits according to a fixed scale of points: in contradistinction to a field-show, or field-trial, where awards are made for performance.
From the benches or platforms on which the dogs are displayed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)