All of which reminded me of this entertaining email, sent by Margaret English (whom I don't know) back in 1999:
[This] got me thinking about the different doggie maintenance systems you see at different events.
* At pointer trials, the dogs are staked out on chains, usually with no regard to shelter at all.
* At sheepdog trials, the dogs are usually chained to their owners' vehicles. If they want shade, they lie under the truck.
* At retriever trials, the dogs stay in the trucks.
* At obedience trials, the dogs are usually crated somewhere in the shade.
* Same at conformation shows.
* And at agility trials, they have their own tents.