By Gary Bogue
Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am in Dog Show.
1,200 Dogs … 136 Breeds … Benching … Flyball Demos … All-Breed Fashion Show
110TH ANNUAL ALL-BREED DOG SHOW RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO
The 109th and 110th annual Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, featuring nearly 1,200 dogs and over 135 breeds, is set for the Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, Saturday and Sunday, (Jan. 28-29), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
Wondering what’s new this year? Among breeds shown for the first time at the Cow Palace will be the Irish Red and White Setter, the Swedish Vallhund and the Cane Corso. From Affenpinschers to Portuguese Podengo Pequenos to Vizslas and Xoloitzcuintli, this show is your best opportunity to meet other dog owners and the perfect place to pick your next “best friend.”
“Best In Show” will be selected and cash prizes awarded daily. Numerous special events include daily fly ball competitions, the always popular all-breed fashion show hosted by media personality Greg Behrendt on Saturday, Junior Showmanship, Best Puppy, and breed rescue information.
The Golden Gate Kennel Club ranks as one of the most prestigious shows in the nation, having received the 100 Year-Plus award from the American Kennel Club. It is the oldest major event in Northern California and has long been acknowledged as “the Bay Area family show” for dog lovers of all ages.
Adult Admission is $12; $10 seniors; $7 children (age 2-12); Family Four Pack (2 adults/2 children) is $30/day. Parking is $12/day. No personal pets allowed. Lots more details at http://www.goldengatekc.com
As it says above, attending this great show gives you and your family an excellent opportunity to chat with other dog owners. It’s also the perfect place for you to go so you can check all the different dog breeds out and see what you think might be the best pet for your own family. Check it out and have fun! /Gary