By Bobinec, Greg on November 14, 2019.
The Lethbridge and District Kennel Club is hosting its annual Canadian Kennel Club-sanctioned Obedience and Conformation Shows from Friday to Sunday.
The obedience and rally trials are a big draw for spectators as both classes take a lot of time training their dogs to be the most obedient they can be. The conformation part of the show is where spectators will be able to look through 300 different dogs from the different breeds being judged and compared to that breed’s standards.
On Friday, there will be two all-breed shows, along with two all-breed shows on Saturday, with the Obedience and Rally Trials running Friday through Sunday.
Special recognition will be given to the veteran dogs over the age of seven, in each breed, group and for the best veteran in show on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, recognition will be given to the baby puppies in each breed, group, and best in show on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday morning will be the juvenile sweepstakes for dogs between three and 18 months of age. Saturday at noon, the junior handling competition will begin for children between six and 18 years old, where they will be judged on their handling skill of a dog in the breed ring. That evening, there will also be scent hurdle racing which is a relay race between teams of dogs.
The Lethbridge and District Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend will be held at Exhibition Park, north pavilion. The show runs Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and under 12 years old is free.
Organizers would like to remind people that only dogs that are entered in the show are allowed in the building.