The dogs will be out in Pueblo this weekend

Posted By elaine on November 8, 2012

socokennelThis weekend thousands of dogs will descend on Pueblo this weekend.

pueblo dog show '09 013The Southern Colorado Kennel Club’s All-Breed Dog Show set for Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

The two-day  American Kennel Club(AKC) show will feature more than 150 breeds of dogs from across the nation taking part in obedience,  rally obedience, and  conformation competitions.

The show will also have vendors set up selling everything you could possibly think of to buy for your dog.

Admittance is free, but there are some rules.  First you can’t bring your dog unless it is entered in the show.  This is because the crowds and activity can be stressful for dogs that aren’t used to it.  Also strollers are not allowed on the floors around the show rings.  If you have a small child it is best to carry them around the dogs.   dog show collage #1

This isn’t a rule, but more of a suggestion.  Don’t pet dogs without asking first.  This is a good rule of thumb anywhere, but at shows people have spent hours making sure their pup’s coif is perfect, so you don’t want to mess them up before going into the rings. Dog shows are a great place to learn about breeds of dogs you are interested in, but it is best to wait until people are done showing.  They have more time and are more relaxed after they show to answer all of your questions.

Here is a schedule of when the dogs show.  The conformation, which is like the dog shows you see on TV, is in the Southwest Motors Event Center.  Obedience and rally will be in the Fine Arts and CSU Building.  Grooming will be done in the Palace of Agriculture.

Dog show collage #5If you love dogs and have never been to a dog show you owe it to yourself to check this out.  It will be cold this weekend, but all of the events are inside, so come on out and support your local kennel club.

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