The Waukesha Kennel Club (WKC) is hosting its 69th and 70th all-breed dog shows this weekend, along with three days of Junior Showmanship, Obedience and Rally competitions beginning July 25th. Whether you are a longtime dog show exhibitor or a newbie, there is something fun going on for everyone this weekend at the WKC shows!
Cuddles for Kids: WKC is inviting kids ages 8 and under to bring a new stuffed animal on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at noon for a "Stuffed Animal Show" judged by a prominent local personality. All entries will receive a ribbon and the Best Stuffed Animal in Show will win a $25.00 Gift Card to Culver's. The child can then, if they so choose, donate their stuffed animal to a local children hospital as part of the "Cuddles for Kids" program, an activity started by Kaitlyn Kraus, daughter of WKC members Tom and Dr. Mary Kraus. A donation of a stuffed animal can make a child's experience at a hospital less scary. Hospital staff use the new fuzzy friend to ease feelings of fear and anxiety and provide comfort. ALL proceeds will go to a local children's hospital. The Brewers Mascot 'Hank' will also be there to meet and greet families during the 'Cuddles For Kids' event. Come and meet Hank! Junior Handler Clinic with the
Professionals: This event will take place following Juniors judging on Saturday the 26th at approximately noon. This is a free presentation coordinated with the AKC Registered Handlers Program. All Juniors are encouraged to participate and receive individual instruction with their dogs. Subs and drinks will be available.
Rare Breed Show: After Best in Show on Saturday the 26th, the Berger Picard Club of America will sponsor an Open Show for all Miscellaneous and FSS (Foundation Stock Service) breeds. Other fun activities to watch include Barn Hunt (Saturday and Sunday), the Bred-By-Exhibitor Competition (Saturday) and the AKC National Owner-Handled Series (Sunday). For more information, including a Spectator Parking Coupon, visit the Waukesha Kennel Club website and Facebook page.