St. Paul Dog Show attracts thousands of purebreds

9:06 AM, Jan 8, 2010   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thousands of dogs, from big to small, are competing this weekend for American Kennel Club awards at the Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Groups for toy and Havanese specialty dogs have been added to Friday's competition, raising the total number of breeds competing Friday to well over 40. Junior Handler competition is set for Saturday. Obedience and Rally competitions will take place both on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, more than 150 breeds of dogs competing for the honor of "Best in Show."

More than 80 vendors will showcase the hottest trends in canine apparel and accessories, quality dog supplies, collectibles, and artwork available. The American Kennel Club will provide information on everything about dogs, including help in identifying breeds that are compatible with different personalities and lifestyles.

Tours of the show will be offered every hour from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, free with the price of admission. The show is open each day from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children age 4-12. Children age 3 and under are free.

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