Pet briefs: Dog show Thu.-Mon. at Kansas Pavilions

Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, a bichon frise, won the nonsporting group at the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show at the Kansas Coliseum on Friday. (April 9, 2010)
Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, a bichon frise, won the nonsporting group at the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show at the Kansas Coliseum on Friday. (April 9, 2010) The Wichita Eagle

Dog show starts Thursday at Kan. Pavilions

The Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, an American Kennel Club-sanctioned all-breed dog show, will be Thursday through Monday at the Kansas Pavilions. The show, a joint effort of the Wichita, Salina and Hutchinson kennel clubs and the Wichita Dog Training Club, has added a fourth day this year.

Thursday’s show is devoted to specialty shows featuring toy breeds, golden retrievers, poodles and Australian shepherds. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to all breeds Friday through Monday, when dogs will compete in conformation, obedience, agility, herding, rally and lure coursing, from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., followed by the awarding of Best in Show each day. More than 130 AKC breeds will be represented.

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.

Admission is free. Only dogs competing in the show will be allowed. All events are at the Kansas Pavilions, on 85th Street North off I-135. For more information, call 316-744-8400.

Canine Candyland to raise money for KHS

Canine Candyland, a fashion show and benefit for the Kansas Humane Society, is set for 6 to 10 p.m. April 14 at Doc Howard’s Lounge, 252 N. Mosley.

Last year’s event at the Kansas Humane Society drew so many people, a larger venue was needed, said Patrick Lomantini, owner of Lomantini the Salon and founder of BarkAID, sponsor of the show.

Canine Candyland will feature models presenting the latest styles in clothing and hairstyling. The Wichita Wings Angels and Wichita Wildthings also will perform. Free appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.

BarkAID, whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals, has raised $55,000 to date.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at the Kansas Humane Society’s retail store, 3313 N. Hillside, or on the KHS website, For more information, call 316-640-4995.

Wine-tasting to aid Cowley County animals

Cowley County Humane Society will hold its eighth annual wine-tasting benefit auction, “Peace, Love, and Paws,” April 14 at Baden Square in Winfield.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 for food, wine and fun, with all proceeds going to help the 3,000 animals that come through the doors at CCHS yearly. Dress is casual, but if you want to get in the groove, dig out your ’60s and ’70s gear. Kenny DiVall is the wine host, and food and wine will be served by CCHS volunteers.

Go to to purchase tickets and see items available in the auction. For more information, call 620-442-1698 or 620-221-1698.

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