Nov 26, 2014

LAND O'LAKES KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW RETURNS TO SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE JAN. 2 - 4

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – More than 2,000 purebred canines – from big to small, hunting to herding, working and terrier, and even lap dogs – will compete for American Kennel Club (AKC) awards when Land O’Lakes Kennel Club presents its annual Dog Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre from Friday – Sunday, Jan. 2 - 4.
 
Obedience and Rally competitions will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in addition to over 155 breeds of dogs competing for the honor of “Best in Show.” Judging schedules will be posted the week prior at onofrio.com.
 
New this year, "Partners in Performance" will feature owners of search and rescue dogs, police dogs and assist dogs who will give 30-minute demonstrations on what makes their dogs unique. 

The Midwest Region Top Junior Handler competition set for Saturday will be a weekend highlight with some of the best in the region exhibiting their dogs. Junior showmanship is for handlers under the age of 18 who live and compete in a 15-state region, including Minnesota.
 
More than 70 vendors will showcase the hottest trends in canine apparel and accessories, quality dog supplies, collectibles and artwork. The American Kennel Club will provide information on everything about dogs, including help in identifying breeds that are compatible with different personalities and lifestyles. Behind-the-scenes tours of the show will be offered every hour from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, free with the price of admission. Dog-related goodie bags will be given to all children on the tour.