Animal shows

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Did anyone attend the recent dog show in Concord?

Have you ever wonder why for many years owners have been meeting to compare their livestock?

Poultry breeders want to think their chickens have the most beautiful tail feathers.

Rabbit hunters believe their Beagles can sniff an old sent and be the first to find the bunny in the Briar Patch.

How would you know for sure your Angora rabbit has the finest fur if you don’t check out the others of the same breed?

Shows are an opportunity to compare one animal to another. At least that is what you would think.

However, the Judges are really comparing each exhibit to a written standard of excellence. These can be very specific. Stating how many toes or teeth, eye color, how high the feet are lifted when they trot or the shape of ears or length of tail, and many more things. It really can be quite complicated.

Shows can be very entertaining for visitors, especially some of the exotic breeds of fish or cats that you may have never seen. Check out the different fish, dog, horse, cat, llama, reptile, chinchilla or bird shows. You can find info about them on line.

Any questions call 704-888-4637

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Gwyn Mathis
Gwyn Mathis and her husband Terry moved to beautiful Stanly Co. 43 years ago to have a place
To breed and train their show dogs. Gwyn soon opened a grooming shop and boarding kennel.
She expanded to a new kennel building in the mid 1990's. Owners bring their dogs from as
far away as Raleigh to have them groomed and cared for at Tag'm Kennel.
The Mathises are members of Piedmont Kennel Club, The American Miniature Schnauzer
Club and are AKC Breeders of Merit. Can you guess how they got the name Tag'm ?