16th Annual All Breed Dog Show Coming Up

dog show press releasePress release from the Lost Coast Kennel Club:

Lost Coast Kennel Club is proud to announce our 16th annual All Breed Dog Show Friday July 1st through Sunday July 3rd at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

The shows include three days of conformation, obedience trials and rally. Show grounds are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day with competition beginning at 8:30 a.m. and going through Best in Show (generally late afternoon). There will be lure coursing “fun runs” after Best in Show on Friday and Saturday, lots of dog-related vendors, an extensive raffle, and great food.

Admission for the general public is free. Parking is $5 per day. Sorry, only dogs eligible to compete are allowed on the show grounds. Come see some of the top dogs in the country and learn about your favorite breeds!

For details including judging times, go to www.lostcoastkc.org

Lost Coast Kennel Club is an AKC recognized not for profit organization dedicated to responsible dog ownership.

Additional Info

ConformationAn evaluation of a dog’s appearance, structure, and temperament relative to the accepted standard for that particular breed. Shows are a way for dog breeders to have their dogs recognized as ideal breeding stock.

AKC events are not just for pure-bred dogs. Companion events such as Obedience, Rally, Coursing Ability and Agility can be performed by mixed breed dogs through the AKC Canine Partners Program.

Obedience – Illustrates the dog’s ability to follow verbal commands and hand signals from their handler and to interact appropriately with other people and dogs.

Rally – Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course of 10 – 20 stations that has been designed by a judge. Each station has a sign providing instructions regarding a skill to be performed.

Lure Coursing – Dogs act out their pure predator instincts chasing a lure around a field. Some dogs may hit speeds of 30-40 mph.

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