Time to make your plans for Responsible Dog Owner Day, which is Saturday, September 25. Wherever in the country you live, there is something planned in a city near you.
In northern New Jersey, Linda Deutch is the planner-in-charge of a wonderful day of events called CANINE DAY IN THE PARK, taking place at North Branch Park, 355 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, N.J.
Some of the information from the flyer about the day:
DON’T MISS A DOG-GONE GOOD TIME!
AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY
Meet many of the Most Popular and Rare AKC Breeds
Find Out if Your Dog is a “Canine Good Citizen”
Demonstrations, Entertainment for Kids and
WHO: Plainfield Kennel Club & the Central N.J. Hound Association join the AKC in sponsoring & celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, educating owners about how to be a good pal to your pooch.
Additional supporting clubs: Borzoi Club of Greater New York, Garden State Weimaraner Club, Garden State Great Pyrenees Club, Pekingese Club of New Jersey, Shih Tzu Club of Northern New Jersey, Cocker Spaniel Club of New Jersey, Garden State Bearded Collie Clan & 13 more Breed Booths.
WHAT: Free: • Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) testing – how well mannered is your dog? Take a 10-step test for AKC CGC certification sponsored by “Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs”
• Learn about new medical advances & initiatives from the “Canine Health Foundation”
• Visit the Somerset Co. “4-H Dog Clubs” booth for child focused activities, games, & literature.
* Visit the A.K.C. booth for information on Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
• Talk about your rights & responsibilities as a pet owner with the representative at the “National Animal Interest Alliance” boot
• “AKC Meet the Breeds”- Meet many popular and many rare AKC-registered breeds:
• PLUS — Exciting and Informative FREE Demonstrations, Lectures, & Booths
Start the day at 10:00 with exhibition of breeds in the hound group and 6 additional breed exhibitions. Finish the day w/ the All Breed Competition kicking off at 1:00 P.M. In between visit the many “Meet the Breed Booths” and Public Service Booths.
Learn more about “Man’s Best Friend”.
Talk to knowledgeable people about the breeds, find out what is new in canine health research, and the current health care protocols.
Meet the NAIA which works tirelessly to protect your rights as a pet owner and the best interests of our animals.
Learn about animal assisted therapy. Certify your dog as a “Canine Good Citizen”. Learn about the health benefits of Pet Ownership
Specialty Breed Matches /Exhibitions – 10:00 A.M.
Featuring Breeds in the HOUND Group & Specialties for Cocker Spaniels, Weimaraners, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Pekingese, Shih Tzu
& Bearded Collies
INFORMATIONAL BOOTHS ( 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)** National Animal Interest Alliance **
** American Kennel Club on Responsible Dog Ownership **
** A.K.C. Canine Health Foundation **
** New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs **
** Somerset Co. (MultiClub Booth) 4-H Dog Clubs **
** Bright & Beautiful Pet Therapy & CGC Testing**
(FMI on CGC testing & certification – www.AKC.org or [email protected] )
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– “MEET THE BREED” BOOTHS –
Weimaraners, Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Borzoi, Cirneco dell’Etna, Dachshunds, Irish Wolfhounds, P.B.G.V. , Salukis, Great Pyrenees, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Samoyed, Yorkshire Terriers, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, Bergamasco, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Shepherds
All Breed Conformation Match – 1:00 P.M.
FMI : 908-996-4009 or [email protected] or www.infodog.com
WHERE: North Branch Park, 355 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, N.J.
WHEN: Saturday September 25, 2010
MEDIA CONTACTS – Linda Deutsch Chairperson Plainfield K.C., & event co-coordinator 908-996-4009 [email protected] day of event 908-492-0078.
More information on the Responsible Dog Ownership Day Initiative: www.akc.org
There are similar events in every city — look for one in yours.