Judging will start at 9am each day. The full schedule of what breeds will show in which ring is HERE. You will be able to watch the Westies and then see the Shepherds. Get a close look at the Labs and paruse the Portuguese Water Dogs. This year, there will also be a Best Puppy In Show competition with a class for 6 months and under, 6-9 months and 9-12 month old dogs.
For the very first time, our own Charlottesville Albemarle Kennel Club Dog Show will feature the AKC’s new addition My Dog Can Do That! It’s a great way for the general public to get involved in dog sports with their canine best friend. My Dog Can Do That is free – and no pre-registration is required. Bring your talented dog to the My Dog Can Do That! ring and let them tackle some agility obstacles with the help of professional trainers. They also will have information on where to find professional dog training classes in your community. Discount enrollments in the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs also will be available. Participating dogs should be 6 months or older and have proof of rabies vaccination. Register from 9am-3pm both days.
On Sunday from 11:45-12:45, Lynn Childress from the Albemarle County Police Department will be on hand with a demonstration with Leo, her belgian malinois K9 Officer. The CAKC has given donations towards purchasing fully trained police dogs to be utilized by the Albemarle Police Department’s K9 Unit. Service dogs are utilized by the police to track lost people, criminals and clues to investigations. They are utilized in many very dangerous situations so they must be well behaved, well trained and extremely alert. In years past, the CAKC has provided funds to purchase protective vests for police dogs. The organization also supports the SPCA, Noah’s Ark, Caring Companions and Hearing Dogs.
Judging will begin around 9 a.m., with classes for each breed running in several rings at the same time. The seven groups include sporting, hounds, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. The winner of each group then will compete for Best in Show.
These dogs aren’t just for show. Dogs may not be our whole life, but they do make our lives whole. Our dogs are our family, our friends, our children. Spend the day with the very best dogs on June 1st and 2nd. Just West of Charlottesville at Foxfields. Bring plenty of sunscreen and a lawn chair if you’d like. Be ready for some fast and furry fun! See you there.