Pet briefs (April 6)

04/06/2013 7:29 AM

04/06/2013 7:30 AM

AKC dog show continues at Kansas Pavilions

The 53rd annual Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, an American Kennel Club-licensed all-breed dog show, continues Saturday through Monday at the Kansas Pavilions in Valley Center. The show is a joint effort of the Wichita, Salina and Hutchinson kennel clubs and the Wichita Dog Training Club.

About 1,500 dogs, representing more than 130 breeds, will compete for the Best in Show trophy. Dogs also will compete in obedience, agility, herding, rally and lure coursing.

Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breed judging is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and group and Best in Show judging begins at 2:15 p.m.

The show will also feature Art Show at the Dog Show, a juried fine-arts competition with more than 200 canine-related works of art. Vendors will sell dog-related products and services.

All events are at the Kansas Pavilions, on 85th Street North off I-135. Admission is free. Dogs not competing in the show should be left at home, and strollers are discouraged.

For more information, call 316-744-8400 or go to www.wichitakennelclub.com.

Dog show to offer Canine Good Citizen testing

The Sunflower Cluster Dog Show will offer AKC Canine Good Citizen testing and certification Saturday at the Kansas Pavilions.

The testing will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. in Pavilion II. A certified tester from the American Kennel Club will put purebred and mixed-breed dogs through the exercises necessary to demonstrate they are official AKC Canine Good Citizens.

The cost is $12 per dog. Owners should bring their dogs’ proof of rabies vaccination and a comb or brush.

For information on the test and preparation, go to: www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm. For online registration or more information, e-mail tandavakj@att.net or call 316-304-6142.

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