Carmel Valley goes to the dogs as annual Kennel Club show returns

The Del Monte Kennel Club held its summer dog show for the first time since 2019 and hundreds more attendees showed up to take part. Superintendent Marti Johnson said 400 more dogs entered the All Breeds Show than in 2019. “Our sport is growing, great TV coverage is getting people to come and show their dogs, lots of new people,” Johnson said . Most owners brought their particular breed of choice to show, but mixed breeds are welcome to participate in rallying and obedience. a dog, we want you here,” Johnson said. In the English Sheepdog’s tent, hair was flying as contestants were groomed and prepared for the ring, an endeavor that takes around an hour. “It’s the proper English coat, they have a very harsh outer coat and soft undercoat, just to get this dog wet takes a good 15-20 minutes, they’re kind of water repellent,” said Christine Pesche, as she teased her dog. Blue’s hair. Meanwhile, other participants objected to traditional breed beauty standards. Roxanne Aimes and her sister brought in three natural Brussels Griffons, eliminating the cropping and docking of their animals. I don’t mind because we really like them that way,” Aimes said. The dog show is open to the public and runs until Sunday. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

The Del Monte Kennel Club held its summer dog show for the first time since 2019 and hundreds more attendees showed up to take part.

Superintendent Marti Johnson said 400 more dogs were registered for the All Breeds Show than in 2019.

“Our sport is growing, great TV coverage is getting people to come show their dogs, lots of new people,” Johnson said.

Most owners brought their particular breed of choice to show, but mixed breeds are welcome to participate in rallying and obedience.

“You have to come in two weeks in advance, you can’t just come today, no show drop, but we’re very welcome if you have a dog, we want you here,” Johnson said.

In the English Sheepdog’s tent, hair was flying as contestants were groomed and prepared for the ring, an endeavor that takes around an hour.

“It’s the proper English coat, they have a very harsh outer coat and soft undercoat, just to get this dog wet takes a good 15-20 minutes, they’re kind of water repellent,” said Christine Pesche, as she teased her dog. Blue’s hair.

Meanwhile, other participants resisted the traditional breed’s standards of beauty. Roxanne Aimes and her sister brought in three natural Brussels Griffons, eliminating the cropping and docking of their animals.

“We’re more with the naturals trying to make them more popular and accepted, accepted by the judges, it’s a slow process but we don’t mind because we really like them that way,” Aimes said.

The dog show is open to the public and runs until Sunday. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

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