WELCOME TO THE DOG SHOW
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.