COME! STAY! SHOP! AT THE BAY COLONY DOG SHOW AND CANINE PET EXPO
AT THE R.I. CONVENTION CENTER, DECEMBER 8-11, 2011
Show boasts new name, reduced admission price for adults; free for kids under 12
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (October 20, 2011) —The Bay Colony Dog Show and Canine Pet Expo is one of the nation's largest American Kennel Club (AKC) dog events, and is proud to remain in Providence for its annual cluster of dog shows after a 100-year history in Boston. This four-day all-breed American Kennel Club dog show will be held December 8-11, 2011 8a-4p at the R.I. Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence 401-458-6000.
The show attracts over 5,000 entries, 40 holiday shopping vendors and public service booths, and 8,000 spectators (note: pet dogs are not allowed). In addition to "Best in Show" competition at the end of each day, this year's show features canine demonstrations of agility, frisbee, flyball and nosework. Dog lovers will enjoy high-quality holiday shopping and family-friendly weekend activities as a kids' play area, "Meet the Breed" and breed rescue parade events, free coloring books, and a chance to see thousands of the nation's top purebred dogs under one "woof".
Most dog lovers prefer to simply roam the show's "backstage" grooming areas, filled with over 160 different types of AKC purebred dogs being primped by expert breeders, handlers and professional groomers for their turn in the show ring. This is a great place to ask questions, learn more about your favorite breeds, and talk with professionals in the dog fancy.
WEEKEND DEMONSTRATIONS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m (subject to change):
-- "Meet the Breeds" - a great place to meet the nation's top purebred dogs and reputable breeders while learning more about a handful of breeds' history, standards, and unique qualities.
-- "Training You To Train Your Dog" - expert dog trainers share tips on dog training and answer questions.
-- Daily Agility Demonstrations Agility expert Lois Tolley of Ivoryton, CT demonstrates the art and science of agility with Mia, a Flat-Coated Retriever, and Phoenix, a Finnish Lapphund, and answering questions about one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. (Note: Agility trials are not available at this year's show, but you can find out more about how to get involved in the sport.)
-- Frisbee Demonstrations by Yankee Flyers Dog and Disc Club
-- Nosework Demonstrations by Masterpeace Dog Training of Franklin, MA
-- Police K-9 Dog demos by Plymouth County Sheriff's Dept.
A nonprofit organization promoting responsible dog breeding and ownership, the Bay Colony Dog Show and Canine Pet Expo and AKC dog show is managed by three AKC purebred dog organizations: Middlesex County Kennel Club, Ladies Dog Club, and Eastern Dog Club. Proceeds from the show are donated to local dog-related charities. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $10 adults/seniors and free for children under 12.
Visit www.caninepetexpo.com for ring schedules and a discount coupon for adult admission. NOTE: you can't bring your dog to the dog show, but you can bring him home a treat!