I have never been to a dog show but I am going to try to come. What is benching?
That basically means that you will be able to walk around and look at all of the dogs of different breeds in designated locations when they are not in the show ring competing (like on Westminster on TV tonite). Most other dogs shows, after we're done competing in the show ring, we can go ahead and leave if we want. At this show, we have to stay around in the benching area until about 4:00. This kind of show is better for spectators like yourself who may want to go around and see a bunch of different types of dogs, find out what they are like, and talk to the owners. This is will be my first one, and possibly my last just because of the hassle and entries for basenjis are typically low.