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Dogs taking over East St. Paul CC Aug. 11-14

Posted: August 11, 2016

The East St. Paul Community Club will play host to the Manitoba Canine Association Dog Show from Aug. 11 – 14.   

Rob Lindey, an MCA member, said the show is open to the public and is free of charge. It runs each of the four days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Numerous breeds, including Boxer, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd, Terrier and more will be represented at the show.

The show features obedience, rally obedience and confirmation classes. Lindey offered an explanation of each class for those who are not familiar with them.

An obedience class is exactly what you would assume it to be.

"An obedience class is where you tell the dog to sit, and stand, and do all the figure 8s, so, basically obedience,” Lindey said.

Rally obedience is similar, Lindey said, and spectators to both disciplines will see the dogs working and doing exercises. Rally allows the dog handler more freedom.

"Rally is very similar to obedience, but it’s just a little bit different rules. You can talk to your dog and you can do a few other things to give it a few more commands, whereas the obedience is a much stricter kind of sport.”

Confirmation is basically a beauty show for dogs, Lindey said.

"For confirmation show that’s where they are evaluating the dogs to a standard, to make sure that they are conforming.”

If you are interested in seeing a specific breed, please go to manitoba-canine.ca and click on the judging schedule for specific times.

The East St. Paul Community Club is located at 264 Hoddinott Rd. 


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