Michigan Winter Dog Classic Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 20th

Hi everyone it’s Dakota! I cannot believe an entire year has passed and this weekend it is time again for the:

Michigan dog classic

Michigan’s largest Dog Show – the family friendly 2013 Michigan Winter Dog Classic –  Hosted by the Oakland County Kennel Club and Livonia Kennel Club, dog lovers can enjoy the four-day event packed with can’t-miss exhibits, entertainment, educational seminars and the newest feature, “My Dog Can Do That.” The 2013 Michigan Winter Dog Classic returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan January 17-20, 2013.

The Michigan Winter Dog Classic showcases more than 7,000 dogs, 160+ breeds of “man’s best friends” throughout the course of the event, including several breeds getting ready for the country’s premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in February 2013. Dogs will be judged in accordance with the American Kennel Club.

New Feature – “My Dog Can Do That” – Can Have Your Dog Be Part of the Action At This Year’s Event

For the first time in the history of the Michigan Winter Dog Classic, the annual event will feature the AKC’s attraction, My Dog Can Do That!  This unique attraction allows owners to bring their dogs and let them try some of the fun competitive events   (Saturday, January 19  &  Sunday, January 20)  from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It is FREE to take part in My Dog Can Do That! Participating dogs must be at least 6 months old and have proof of rabies vaccination. No pre-registration is required for My Dog Can Do That!

During My Dog Can Do That!, professional trainers will show owners how to get their dog started in the exciting sport of agility, which is an obstacle course for dogs. They will help owners try beginning agility equipment with their dog – plus give them some helpful obedience tips. They will also have information on where to find professional dog training classes in the local communities.

In addition to trying agility with your dog, you can test your dogs’ manners and basic obedience at the AKC Canine Good Citizen tests from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information on My Dog Can Do That! and the AKC Canine Partners program, access www.akc.org/mixedbreeds, email  akccaninepartners@akc.org or call 919-816-3749.

Some other “can’t-miss” attractions the entire family will enjoy are:

  • educational demonstrations
  • obedience & conformation judging
  • breed seminars
  • Access to many of the 160+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club
Photo Courtesy of IMJ Communications, LLC

Photo Courtesy of IMJ Communications, LLC

The  2013 Michigan Winter Dog Classic is scheduled to run from:

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ~Thursday, January 17
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ~ Friday, January 18, Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th.
  • Admission for the 2013 Michigan Winter Dog Classic  is $10/adult, $8/children ages 7-12 and seniors, and FREE for children 6 and under. A family admission plan ($35) is also available and includes admission for two adults and three children. Group discounts are also available for a school group, scouts, senior citizen club, or ANY group of 12 or more.  For more information on this year’s event, visit www.themichiganwinterdogclassic.com

Last year Mom was lucky and was able to go, this year she isn’t sure if she will  be able to attend.  Mom enjoyed herself immensely and bought some really cool things there! Here are some photos  that Mom took from her visit last year!

A Sheltie being groomed!

A Sheltie being groomed!

A parade of Sheepdogs!

A parade of Sheepdogs!

I am upset because Mom is telling me she thinks that we can’t make it. I wanted to try my paw at agility!!  For those who CAN make it, this is gonna be a barking GOOD TIME!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Days!

As most of you know who read my blog, I am a Shetland Sheepdog and I am registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC).  September  is a special month because it  is the month  that the American Kennel Club invites and encourages all dog and pet-related organizations to commemorate the:

Header from the AKC website. Click photo to visit

 

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days!

From the AKC website: The AKC will be hosting its own event in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. This flagship event will highlight the AKC programs and services that support responsible dog ownership. It will also publicize to news media and the dog loving community that events are being held across the country by organizations such as yours

You can find suggestions

about how to commemorate this event

by clicking here

In the meantime won’t you take the

AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER
PET PROMISE?

As a dog owner, I promise:

I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living being and recognize that
my dog’s welfare is totally dependent on me.
I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.
I will socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.

My friend Lynne and her dogs Chico and Barney! It is Barney that I am kissing

I will take pride in my dog’s appearance with regular grooming.


I will recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably
sit, stay and come when called.
I will take my dog to the vet regularly and keep all vaccinations current.


I will pick-up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste.
I will make sure my dog is regarded as an AKC Canine Good Citizen® by
being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors and to the community.
I will ensure that the proper amount of exercise and mental stimulation
appropriate for my dog’s age, breed and energy level is provided.
I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification (which may include
collar tags, tattoo or microchip ID).
I will adhere to local leash laws

 

These are just a few of the things that my Mom and Dad have taken the pledge to do. You don’t have to be an AKC doggy for your pawrents to do the same! These are things that ALL dog pawrents should do!

What promises are YOUR pawrents going to make?

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Michigan 2012 Winter Dog Classic January 19-22nd!

It is snowing to beat the band now but Mom said that she and Dad are going to try to attend this great show either today or tomorrow!!

Mom said that when she and Dad visit, they are going to take lots of photos! They are going to try to find doggies that look like all of my friends! Won’t that be FUN???

If you are in Michigan, check it out!

The Michigan Winter Dog Classic is  Michigan’s largest Dog Show. It is being held  at the Suburban Collection in Novi, Michigan.

Your whole family will enjoy:

  • educational demonstrations
  • obedience & conformation judging
  • breed seminars
  • access to many of the 160+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.

The Michigan Winter Dog Classic will host more than 7,000 dogs, 150+ breeds of “man’s best friends”, throughout the 4-day show, including several breeds getting ready for the country’s premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in February, 2012. Dogs will be judged on standards set by the American Kennel Club.

For times and ticket info click on Suburban Collection In Novi, Michigan

Mom and Dad are super excited to attend this show!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Michigan 2012 Winter Dog Classic January 19-22nd!

It is snowing to beat the band now but Mom said that she and Dad are going to try to attend this great show either today or tomorrow!!

Mom said that when she and Dad visit, they are going to take lots of photos! They are going to try and find doggies that look like all of my friends! Won’t that be FUN???

If you are in Michigan, check it out!

The Michigan Winter Dog Classic is  Michigan’s largest Dog Show. It is being held  at the Suburban Collection in Novi, Michigan.

"Drizzle" Photo used with permission by MI Winter dog classic

Your whole family will enjoy:

  • educational demonstrations
  • obedience & conformation judging
  • breed seminars
  • access to many of the 160+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.

The Michigan Winter Dog Classic will host more than 7,000 dogs, 150+ breeds of “man’s best friends”, throughout the 4-day show, including several breeds getting ready for the country’s premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in February, 2012. Dogs will be judged on standards set by the American Kennel Club.

For times and ticket info click on Suburban Collection In Novi, Michigan

Mom and Dad are super excited to attend this show!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota