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Council Bluffs Kennel Club Dog Show Promises Two Days Of Tail Wagging Fun | Lifestyles

Spectators can have fun wagging their tails at the Council Bluffs Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday and Sunday at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way.

Judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day in seven different rings, and activities will end around 5:00 p.m.

It should be a good screaming moment, according to Jean Lien, president of the club.

“We have 723 dogs entered this year and entries from across the country,” she said. “There are almost any breed you can imagine. “

Seven breed groups will be judged, including sporting breeds, hunting dog breeds, working breeds, terrier breeds, toy breeds, non-sporting breeds and breeding breeds, according to information from the program on Jack Onofrio’s website. There will also be various courses and junior demonstration courses.

One dog from each group will participate in the Best of Show competition, Lien said. Members of the public will have the opportunity to follow the dogs through the different judging rounds until the Best of Show round.

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“People see dogs on TV, but they don’t see how they got there,” she said.

A different team of judges will judge each day, providing an additional opportunity for dogs to earn top honors, Lien said.

“The judges come from all over the country,” she said.

The Afghan Hound Club of Omaha will bring 23 dogs to provide the concurrent specialty at the show, Lien said.

“They are wonderful dogs to see,” she said. “They have a lot of work to prepare.”

The event will feature nine vendors hawking dog-related merchandise, Lien said.

Several Council Bluffs Kennel Club members will be registering dogs, but Lien herself is not showing up because of her office.

“Often the officers don’t show up,” she said.

Last year’s show had to be canceled four days ahead of schedule as Gov. Kim Reynolds said only 15 people could meet as a group, Lien said.

“I had 925 dogs coming,” she said. “We had to hurry up and call everyone before people started coming from California and other places.”

The club still had to pay for catalogs / programs and ribbons.

“We ended up losing money on the transaction,” she said. “The Mid-America Center has worked well with us.”

The show is open to the public. Admission is $ 8 for adults and $ 7 for seniors and military personnel. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. For more information, including judging programs that show the breeds being judged in each ring at different times and an alphabetical list of breeds to look for when your favorite breeds are judged, go to onofrio.com, click Closed , scroll to Council Bluffs, IA and click on Council Bluffs Kennel Club.