Hundreds attend Kenai Kennel Clubs annual events

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Over a hundred mobile homes and campers set up residence last weekend at Skyview High School for the 74th, 75th and 76th annual Kenai Kennel Club dog shows.

For the second year, the agility trials drew crowds of spectators, eager to watch canines of all sizes and breeds, run a course of various obstacles and challenges along side their owners.

 

"It's a real crowd pleaser. People enjoy the failures and tricks of dogs and the variety of breeds competing. It ads a spark to the regular events of the shows," said Kenai Kennel Club confirmation show chairman Ronda Oglesby.

The dogs mainly compete in their own height class so the Dachshund doesn't run against a Great Dane, but a Pug might run against Chihuahua, "We have a lot of people working out here with there family dogs everybody here pretty much has their pets working," added Oglesby, saying that there were more entries than ever before in this year's agility trials.

 

"The Agility Trials are just continuing to grow. We've had to add an Agility Trial for over the Labor Day weekend due the increased popularity," said Oglesby.

 

Registration for the September event closes August 14th. The Labor Day Agility Trials will be held August 31st September 2nd, at the Kenai Little League Fields on Spruce Street in Kenai. To register for the event sponsored by the Kenai Kennel Club, contact Ronda Oglesby at 262-5012. The best in show this year on Friday went to a Newfoundland dog from Wasilla.



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