Show item checklist

Over years of showing I found that using a list like this was very helpful. This list is based on my rottweiler showing so, some different items may be needed for other specific breeds. I list items as singular so, of course, x them by the number of dogs you travel with.

Dog show food/health needs



Dog show food/health needs

  1. Dry Food w/scoop
  2. Wet food w/spoon
  3. Supplements
  4. Individual medications
  5. Food bowl
  6. Water bucket (bldg. & hotel)
  7. Treats, bones, chews
  8. Water from home
  9. Bait- food/squeaker
  10. Crate toy
  11. Basic dog meds to have on hand
    • Flagyl
    • Tylan
    • Benedryl
    • Pumpkin
    • Gas-Ex
    • Ear cleaner-Aloe based

Dog show equipment



Dog show equipment

  1. Crate dolly
  2. Crate
  3. Crate pan/dog cushioning
  4. Crate covers
  5. Grooming table
  6. Grooming arm w/noose
  7. Grooming box
  8. Broom/dustpan
  9. X-pen
  10. Shade cover
  11. Clips/clamps/bungee cords
  12. Bullsnaps
  13. Pooper scooper
  14. Clorox water pan for scooper
  15. Trash bags/poop bags
  16. Chair
  17. Tent
  18. Extension cord

Dog show extra items



Dog show extra items

  1. Fan/crate fan
  2. Collar
  3. Leashes- show/casual
  4. Flexi-lead
  5. Spray cleaner/disinfectant
  6. Paper towels
  7. Towels
  8. Rags
  9. Cooler-dog/bait/ice
  10. Cool coat
  11. Cool mat
  12. Spray bottle
  13. Shampoo items
  14. Smock/apron
  15. Forced air dryer
  16. Nail grinder
  17. Radio/quiet for dogs overnight

Personal needs

  1. Show outfit
  2. Casual clothes
  3. Sleep wear
  4. Show Shoes
  5. Casual shoes
  6. Jacket
  7. Rain gear
  8. Jewelry
  9. Make up
  10. Hair dryer
  11. Toiletries
  12. Pillow
  13. Dirty clothes bag
  14. Human medication
  15. Safty pins

Personal extra items

  1. Purse/wallet
  2. Cash
  3. Phone
  4. Phone charger wall/car
  5. Maps/GPS
  6. Judge's schedule
  7. Hotel reservation
  8. Dog shot/OFA records binder
  9. Computer
  10. Camera/video
  11. Business cards
  12. Books on tape
  13. Glasses reading/sun
  14. Cooler-food/drinks
  15. Snacks
  16. Drinks
  17. Water
  18. Sunscreen
  19. Emergency kit/

Some final reminders to bring

  1. A smile
  2. A sense of humor
  3. Sportsmanship
  4. Patience
  5. Visualization
  6. large shoulders
  7. Your hearing aid turned up
  8. Your hearing aid turned down
  9. Hugs
  10. Handshakes
  11. Congratulations
  12. Compliments
  13. Thick skin
  14. Composure
  15. remember, it is just a dog show...