We welcome you to watch the competition and demonstrations at our show. Here are some tips to help
you and your family have a safe, pleasant experience. Do enjoy yourself! You can pick up a schedule of the breeds and their show times at the Superintendent’s table or the catalog table. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but it is best to approach exhibitors after they have been in the ring for judging. Join a guided tour of the show. This will help you understand what’s going on at the show. If you would like more information about any of the events taking place today, please ask at the club table or someone from the show committee. Avoid standing near the entrances to rings. Be extra careful in those areas where the dogs are waiting to enter the ring. We welcome you to watch the competition. The dogs and their handlers have worked and trained hard to be here. Please don’t do anything to distract them at ringside. Keep your child close to you and be aware of what he/she is doing at all times. If your child is in a stroller, keep a respectful distance from dogs, particularly dogs whose heads are at the same level as your child. Be very careful when near dogs so that you don’t run over tails or feet or bump into them. Be sure your child does not reach out to touch a dog without owner’s permission. Always ask permission from owners before petting a strange dog and instruct your children to ask permission before petting a dog. Don’t put your fingers or hand in a crate or exercise pen. Don’t offer treats to a dog. Do not allow your child to run on show grounds. Some dogs love to chase things that are running! If you are looking for a puppy, talk to exhibitors about the breed they are showing to see if this is the right breed for you and your lifestyle. No puppies or dogs will be for sale at any AKC show. Visit our vendors. They offer lots of doggie items perfect for the pet you may have at home. For more information about AKC breeds and events, go to www.akc.org.
developed by the Delegate All‐Breed Clubs Committee, 2018