The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club is proud to host the Old Fort Cluster Dog Shows scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, through Sunday, November 1, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Area AKC sanctioned Kennel Clubs participating include: Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club on Wednesday, October 28 and Sunday, November 1; LaPorte, Indiana Kennel Club on Thursday, October 29; Sturgis, Michigan Kennel Club on Friday, October 30; and Marion, Indiana Kennel Club on Saturday, October 31.
Show hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on each day. Best in show competition is held at the end of each day’s judging.
More than one hundred fifty-six registered breeds will be presented by some of the top breeders in the United States. In order to participate, entries must be submitted by Wednesday, October 14 to Roy Jones Dog Shows, Auburn, Indiana.
The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association will have a supported entry with puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1. The Parson Russell Terrier Club of America will have a specialty show on Sunday, November 1.
Other show events include: Canine good citizen tests, canine eye clinic evaluation, heart clinic, junior handler seminar, owner-handler series, best puppy, best bred-by and best veteran competition.
Obedience and rally competitions will take place at the Holiday Inn across Coliseum Boulevard from the Memorial Coliseum. Admission is free for all events, but spectators are asked to bring a dog food donation for Community Harvest Food Bank.
Vendors from all areas of the country will be displaying dog-related items including jewelry, clothing, books, medical supplies, leather goods, grooming supplies and various gift items.
Additional information may be obtained by checking neikc.org.