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and 107th Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows March 5-6, 2011 at Cobo
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dogs at last year's 105th Detroit Dog Show at Cobo Center.
-- The Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows return to Cobo Center
to entertain and educate dog lovers from all over the Midwest. The
two-day Celebration of Dogs, proudly presented by Purina, allows
visitors up-close and personal time with breeders, owners, handlers
and over 2,000 dogs from the 167 breeds recognized by the American
New this year, the Detroit
Kennel Club will honor some well deserving canine talent with the
DKC Merit Award. The award will pay tribute to dogs that have gone
above and beyond in their everyday service. Nominations are currently
being sought for the award.
Tickets are $15 for adults
and $8 for children (under 12) and senior citizens (60 and over).
Children under the age of two are free. Family packs (2 adults,
3 children) are also on sale for $40. Watch for the $5 off coupon,
good for the family pack ticket, the week prior to the show. Tickets
will be sold separately for each show and are good only for that
day's show. Dogs will be on display to the public and demonstrations
will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Best in Show will go into the
ring at approximately 6:00 PM each day.
"We are very excited
to present this year's show," said Detroit Kennel Club President
Erik Bergishagen. "These shows are so much more than competitions;
they are a tribute to the relationship between master and dog and
the role that dogs play in everyday life. Many of our visitors are
families that may not be ready for a dog but come to do their homework
and to be entertained."
The DKC shows are 'benched
shows', which offer visitors the unique opportunity to meet with
owners and breeders and learn about breed characteristics, temperament,
care, health, grooming, history and other issues for dog owners.
When dogs are not in the judging rings, they are required by the
rules of the show to be displayed on a bench according to breed,
making it easy for spectators to talk to several breeders of a specific
dog in the same location. The DKC Dog Shows are one of only five
benched American Kennel Club (AKC) shows left in the United States
(Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco).
"So few people have
access to a benched show and we have one right here in Michigan,"
added Bergishagen. "We encourage people to come to the shows
to meet breeders dedicated to proper breeding practices and wait
for the right dog instead of making an impulsive purchase of a puppy
at a pet store or online. Many reputable breeders are cutting back
on litters because they will only breed if they believe they can
find good homes for their puppies. The shows offer an excellent
opportunity for breeders and consumers to connect."
Make the DKC Dog Shows One-of-a-Kind
The 106th/107th DKC Dog
Shows are packed full of fun for the entire family. No other show
in the Midwest brings as many canine special events, vendors and
demonstrations under one roof. Demonstrations include a rare breed
exhibit, AKC Rally and Obedience Trials, terrier racing, pet therapy,
herding, retriever and field training, breed seminars and Gazehound
For more information
on the Detroit Dog Shows, visit www.detroitkennelclub.com
Detroit Kennel Club
The 104th and 105th Detroit Dog Shows at Cobo Center in Downtown
BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
dogs at last year's 105th Detroit Dog Show.