Steel Valley Cluster plans shows this week
More than 100 dog product vendors will be at the four-day event.
CANFIELD -- The Steel Valley Cluster presents four American Kennel Club all-breed dog shows and obedience trials at the Canfield Fairgrounds from Thursday through Sunday.
Judging begins between 8 and 9 a.m., and best-in-show judging concludes between 5 and 6 p.m. each day. Spectator admission is $3 per vehicle Saturday and Sunday; admission is free on Thursday and Friday.
The cluster consists of Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club, Beaver County Kennel Club, Columbiana County Kennel Club and Fort Steuben Kennel Association. Judging for all AKC breeds, obedience, rally obedience and junior showmanship (10- to 18-year-olds) will be featured each day, as well as many specialty (one breed) shows and supported entries.
Pedigree Dog Foods is the official supporter of the shows.
Food and refreshments are available at the shows and more than 100 dog product vendors will be in attendance, offering an array of dog equipment, dog art, crafts and almost any dog item imaginable.
Other attractions at the shows:
UAll-Breed Match offered by Beaver County Kennel Club after best in show on Saturday. Registration from 1 to 5 p.m. the day of the show.
UCanine Good Citizen testing will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. each day.
UAKC Lure Coursing for all eligible hound breeds will be hosted by the Northcoast Coursing Club on Thursday and Friday.
UThe Miami Valley Gordon Setter Club will have an all-breed eye clinic, cardiac clinic, AKC DNA testing, and microchip clinic Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UDr. Doug Knueven will present a seminar on canine holistic care on Friday.
UA junior showmanship seminar will be presented by AKC Registered Handlers on Saturday.
For more information, including judges, hotels, golf cart rental, RV reservations and judging schedules, go to the Web sites www.steelvalleycluster.com or www.infodog.com.