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November 28, 2006

Dog show

From the press release:

THE GREATER MIAMI DOG CLUB SHOW RETURNS TO THE MIAMI FAIR EXPO DECEMBER 8 -10.

Miami area canine lovers will get a chance to view potential Westminster champions at the 2006 Greater Miami Dog Club Show.  Local breeders will be showing off more than 800 dogs representing over 150 breeds for this thrilling American Kennel Club event.  Officiated by judges from around the world, the highly anticipated show celebrates man’s best friend with fun and excitement for all ages and is a valuable source of information for dog lovers, owners, and those looking for their perfect breed.

The Greater Miami Dog Club Show now in its 58th year, kicks off at 4PM Friday, December 8th, with specialty shows for Cocker Spaniels, Boston Terriers, Rottweilers and Saint Bernards. An all-breed obedience competition and rally are also planned.

The main event begins Saturday, December 9th when representatives of seven groups – Sporting, Non-sporting, Hound, Toy, Terrier, Working and Herding – will be judged in Confirmation competitions for appearance, movement and temperament.  Winning dogs from each of the seven groups will advance to “Best of Breed”.  “Group Winners” will get to compete for the coveted award of “Best in Show.”

There will also be competitions in Obedience, Rallying and Agility where dogs are judged on their performance, athleticism and ability to follow commands.

Saturday’s show will feature the Puppy Spectacular leading to the awarding of the Best Puppy in Breed, Group and Best in Show levels.  Sunday will feature a Veteran Show, where dogs over seven years of age can show they still have what it takes competing for Best Veteran in Breed, Group and Show.

Junior Handlers -- ages 9-18 – will be judged on their abilities to successfully present a dog. The winner will leave with the Best Junior Handler award.

Shoppers will enjoy browsing through dozens of booths where vendors will be selling hard-to- find pet supplies, as well as unique canine arts, crafts and giftware. The latest in poochie designer fashions will also be available.

The Miami Fair Expo Center is located at 10901 SW 24th Street (Coral Way) at 107th Avenue. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $2 for children 6-12.  Seniors and children under 6 are free. Dogs will be on display 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily. Canines not entered in the show will not be allowed in the building for safety reasons.  For additional information and schedules, call 305-232-5227 or visit miamidogclub.org.

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I'm looking for a professional dog handler for confirmation show awards. This is for a friend who has a chihuahua pup whose parents are both champions. Please give me the name of a handler in the Miami area and how to contact him/her if you know of any. Thank you very much for your time.
John Robson
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