SAINT PAUL, Minn. - On Jan. 8-10, canine contestants hoping to score the title of top dog will fill Saint Paul RiverCentre for the 2016 Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show. Over 2,000 dogs in 155 different breeds - from big to small, hunting to herding, working and terrier, and even lap dogs - will compete for awards from the American Kennel Club (AKC). Judging schedules will be posted the week prior at onofrio.com.
Obedience and Rally competitions will take place throughout the weekend and "Partners in Performance" will once again feature owners of search and rescue dogs, police dogs and assist dogs who will give 30-minute demonstrations on what makes their dogs unique.
The Midwest Region Top Junior Handler competition set for Saturday will be a weekend highlight with some of the best in the region exhibiting their dogs. Junior showmanship is for handlers under the age of 18 who live and compete in a 15-state region, including Minnesota.
More than 70 vendors will showcase the hottest trends in canine apparel and accessories, quality dog supplies, collectibles and artwork. The American Kennel Club will provide information on everything about dogs, including help in identifying breeds that are compatible with different personalities and lifestyles. Behind-the-scenes tours of the show will be offered every hour from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, free with the price of admission. Dog-related goodie bags will be given to all children on the tour.
Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show
Friday, Jan. 8 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 9 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$9 - Adults
$5 - Children ages 4-12
Children 3 and under admitted free.
Tickets will be available at the door.
At the door