CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Bring your pooches, stuffed or real because it’s that time for the The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club’s Dog Show! Tibby Chase, Emily McDermott and Peg Vohr told us about the show and demonstrated some of the events.
The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club’s Dog Show
Obedience & Rally – 12:30PM (judging at 1PM)
Stuffed Toy Dog Show – 12:30PM
Meet the Breeds – 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Franklin County Dog Adoption Center – 9:30AM – 2:00PM
Greenfield Community College
What is Rally?
RALLY is considered a precursor to more formal obedience competition. Rally is a course of stations that identify obedience skills that the dog and handler must execute. The course can consist 15 to 20 stations. Competitors in rally unlike performance are allowed to talk to their dog so many find it a great way to become involved in showing your dog.
About the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club:
The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club makes every effort to satisfy the needs and interests of all its members and stimulate interest in showing, training and breeding purebred dogs. It encourages its members to reach for and maintain the highest standards in any aspect they choose to venture in the world of dogs.
An extension to promoting purebred dogs through competitive events is the Club’s commitment to promoting humane treatment and welfare of all dogs. It allocates funds each year to organizations and projects that affect the health and happiness of all dogs. Donations are made to organizations such as ‘hearing ear’ training facilities, animal shelters, spay-neutering clinics, scholarships to deserving students pursuing an animal related field, funding for scientific research and treatments and other deserving projects as chosen by Club members.
PVKC supports and defends beneficial laws and speaks out against those deemed harmful to the general welfare of all dogs. To keep abreast of dog legislation and matters concerning the general welfare of dogs, the Club maintains membership in the AMERICAN DOG OWNERS ASSOCIATION and the MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF DOGS CLUBS AND RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS. Many members are active on an individual basis as well.