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.
A family Pack of tickets that is good for entry to the shows either Saturday or Sunday for 2 adults and 3 children.
To enter just leave us a comment telling us what breed of dog you are interested in seeing.
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.
The winner, according to Random.org is Michelle! Check your email for more information. Congratulations!