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Kennel Clubs to compete at Winter Blast Cluster Dog Show


The Valley Forge Kennel Club, the Berks County Kennel Club and the South Jersey Kennel Club have joined forces to bring dog lovers the annual Winter Blast Cluster Dog Show.
As many as 1,500 dogs representing more than 150 breeds will get the chance to strut their stuff in the show ring through Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event, which began Wednesday, Dec. 8, is for the whole family. Spectator entry is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and parking is free.
Spectators can:
• Meet and greet a variety of different dog breeds, learn about responsible dog ownership and speak with breeders, owners and handlers.
• Watch the judging of various breeds in Conformation and cheer for their favorite.
• See young owner-handlers compete against their peers in the Junior Showmanship Competition.

• Watch owner-handlers compete in a special series called the National Owner-Handled Series. These exhibitors are striving for a spot in the finals at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Fla., in December.
• Obedience and rally trials will test dogs understanding of commands, as they maneuver hurdles and retrieve articles.
• See puppies getting started in the sport in the AKC Sanctioned 4 and under 6 Months Puppy Competition.
Only dogs entered in competitions are permitted on show grounds.
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