Dog show on tap for this weekend in Colorado Springs

Posted By elaine on June 10, 2010

The Colorado Springs Kennel Club Dog Show is coming to the Phil Long Expo Center on June 12th and 13th.   

If you are looking to get a dog this is a great place to see many different breeds and talk to the people who own them and decide if it is the right dog for you.   If you just love dogs it is fun to see all the different breeds looking their best. There will also performance events and vendors. 

Some tips if you go.   Always ask before petting a dog.  This is always a good rule of thumb, but at shows it is not only a safety issue, many breeds require a lot of grooming before going into the ring so you don’t want to mess up a perfect coif.!  If you are wanting to talk to folks make sure they are done showing.  

 There is more time for exhibitors to chat after showing is done.  Many competitors are calm before and after going into the ring, but some are tense or focused on the task at hand.  Unfortunately anywhere you go there will be rude people, but for the most part dog show people are down to earth and friendly and love nothing more than to talk dog!

There is limited parking at the center, but they have shuttle service to the center from Chapel Hills Mall.

Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for seniors, and free for children under the age of 12 and active military and/or families with ID. 

 Please leave you dogs home.  I know, I know, you’d think that a dog show would be the perfect place to take the dog on an outing, but they aren’t allowed.  It isn’t because show people don’t want their “blue bloods” messing with the common dog, in fact most show dog people love dogs no matter what they are.  The reason is that dog shows get packed with people and pooches and this can be very stressful and in some cases dangerous for dogs that aren’t used to that kind of activity.  At many shows there is barely enough room for the dogs that are entered.

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