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Canine Experience in Long Island, NY

(Wednesday, September 03, 2008)

On Sunday, August 10th, hundreds of exhibitors and AKC club members attended the first Canine Experience in Long Island, NY. The St. Johnland Nursing Center was the gathering place for new AKC dog owners experiencing their first exposure to the many AKC activities available to purebred dog owners. AKC-affiliated club members devoted the day to providing grooming tutorials, conformation handling instruction, junior showmanship clinics and obedience, rally and agility demonstrations for new exhibitors. The morning of instruction was followed by an afternoon sanctioned B match.

The AKC Canine Experience couples longtime and seasoned AKC club members with new purebred dog owners. The event provides mentoring experience and shares the joys and opportunities participation in AKC events gives families and their valued pets.