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March 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

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Dog show to raise the woof this weekend in Seattle

Unleash some fun Saturday and Sunday when dogs take over CenturyLink Field Event Center for the Seattle Kennel Club All-Breed Show, Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials.

With more than 1,700 dogs representing 156 breeds and varieties, this two-day event will be a good opportunity to learn about and see canines of many sizes and activity levels. There will be everything from lap dogs to working dogs.

Among the lesser-known breeds that will represented at the event are the Belgian Laekenois, Berger Picard, Chinook, Cirneco dell'Etna, miniature American Shepard, Peruvian Inca Orchid and Pumik.


One of the breeds that will be at the Seattle dog show is the Chinook. Read about the breed's traits and see more photos in a feature by Ranny Green on the Seattle Kennel Club site. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Bays / Seattle Kennel Club)

Volunteers, breeders and organizations will be on hand in the Meet the Breed area to talk about many of the breeds, their traits and needs.

Organizations slated for perfomances and demonstrations include Seattle Police Canine Unit, Boeing's Explosive Detection K-9 Team, Emerald City Canine Freestyle Dancers, Olympic Disc Dogs, R2 Agility, K9 Nose Works, Ewe-topia Herd Dog Training School and Reading with Rover.

There also will be demonstrations in dog safety and bite prevention by Project Canine's Operation Opie and disaster preparedness for pet owners by Family Dog Training Center.

The booth area will have more than 60 vendors of pet-related products, plus information on animal welfare, training and animal control.

This year's event will include a benefit auction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to help Don and Pat Rodgers of Shelton. They were injured Feb. 19 when a semi-truck and their motorhome collided near Chehalis as they returned from a dog show. A whippet name Steeler, one of several dogs in the motorhome, was lost after the accident. The dog has since been returned to the Rodgers.

The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14/adults, $12/ages 62 and older, $7/ages 4-14 and kids under 4 free. Schedules of performances and the breed judging can be found at

Leave your pets at home. Only dogs entered in the competitions and demonstrations will be allowed in the venue.

For more details about the show, see the story "Competitors to put best paw forward in dog show."

For more March pet events, click here and scroll down through the list.

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