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Calling all canines and owners for local show

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Rain or shine, the Granny Rose Animal Shelter’s fifth annual Show ‘N Show Off Day will be June 1.

Activities starts at 9 a.m. at the shelter, at 613 River Lane. All competitions will be in fenced arenas, and will be open to anyone 10 years or older.

Youth and adult show classes are obedience, showmanship, agility, and, rally obedience.

Food and drinks will be available.

Participants will receive goodie bags. There will be ribbons and prizes for each class. Dogs do not have to be registered or purebred.

Lee County Animal Control will sponsor a microchip clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $20.

All dogs must have a training collar and a 6-inch leash. No prong or electric collars will be allowed. Dogs must be leashed or crated when not competing. Female dogs in season will not be allowed to participate. A run-off will be held in the event of a tie for total score.

American Kennel Club rules will be used as a guideline for judging. All dogs must have current vaccinations. Unruly dogs will not be permitted and may be excused by the judge.

Showmanship classes will be judged at 9 a.m. Class age groups are 10-13, 14-18 and adult.

Agility classes will start at 10 a.m. in beginners (on-leash) and advanced (off-leash).

Obedience class judging will start at 10:30 a.m. Classes will be Youth, 10 to 18 years (adults will be judged separately from youth); Beginner I for the inexperienced handler and dog; Beginner II for the experienced handler or dog (all exercises done on-leash); Graduate beginner including stand for exam, recall, long sit, and long down off-leash; novice; graduate novice; and Open classes.

Ribbons will be awarded for first- through fourth-place in each class. Additional prizes will be announced the day of the show.

The entry fee before May 30, is $5 for the first class, with a $ 1 charge for each additional class entered with the dog. Thereafter, the cost is $8 for the first class and $1 for each class entry for the same dog. 

Contact grannyroseanimalshelter@hotmail.com or 815-288-7387.

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