Michigan’s Only Benched Dog Show is getting ready for the 108th and 109th Detroit Kennel Club (DKC) Dog Show March 3 and 4, 2012.

 

“We are very excited to present another weekend packed full of family-fun, competition, and of course offering visitors up-close and personal time with the breeders, owners and handlers,” said Erik Bergishagen, President of the Detroit Kennel Club. “Being one of five benched shows in the United States, and the only one in Michigan, is an honor. It brings an element to our shows the public doesn’t get at other shows.”

 

The two-day celebration of dogs brings more than 2,000 dogs from the 167 breeds and varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club. Show highlights include new demonstrations, obedience and conformation competition, rare breed exhibits and high flying four-legged competitions. New this year, the DKC welcomes pure bred rescue and the Rock-N-Roll K9 Performance Team.

 

The DKC shows are a “benched show”, which offers visitors the unique opportunity to meet with the 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 ring, 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, Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York).  For more information on the show please visit www.detroitkennelclub.com

 

One lucky Detroit Mommies Reader has the chance to win free tickets.

 

WIN IT!

 

A family Pack of tickets that is good for entry to the shows either Saturday or Sunday for 2 adults and 3 children.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

 

To enter just leave us a comment telling us what breed of dog you are interested in seeing.

 

FINE PRINT

 

No purchase necessary to enter.  Open to legal residents of USA, must be at least 18 years old to enter.  Winners will be selected randomly through https://randomorg.com. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate.  Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered.  Detroit Mommies is not responsible for products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  The contest will close on February 23, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST and the winner will be selected the following day.  The winner must respond to Detroit Mommies within 24 hours or an alternate winner will be selected.

 ****UPDATE****

The winner, according to Random.org is Michelle!  Check your email for more information.  Congratulations!

 

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Jennifer brief
Jennifer brief
7 years ago

I would LOVE to see the French Bulldogs. I just got a frenchie puppy!! They are the greatest little dogs. I can’t wait to see them in the show ring, strutting their stuff 😉

Dawn
Dawn
8 years ago

I would love to see any of the breeds- I would like to see how a show works (I’ve never been to one).

Benjamin
Benjamin
8 years ago

We would love to see the Rottweilers. We had a wonderful pet named Adon who was a Rott before and a great companion. – Ben

Jen
Jen
8 years ago

We love the bichons!!! And we love the greyhounds!

Michelle
8 years ago

I would love to see King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. We have 2 loving Cavalier pets and it would be great to visit with other owners about the breed.

Anne Varney
Anne Varney
8 years ago

I always go to see the Irish wofhounds first because I have one and also look for the greyhounds, because I have one of them, too,… a retired racer. Another breed I really want to see but is rarely there is the Glen of Imaal terrier, which someone described once as ” a wolfhound who was left in the dryer too long.”! Love the dog show!!!

Laura Meils
Laura Meils
8 years ago

We love all the retrievers!

Laura
Laura
8 years ago

We love all the retrievers

Amy Kelly
Amy Kelly
8 years ago

We always love seeing the beagles and corgis!

Tonja
Tonja
8 years ago

I love to see the terriers that do the races!