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2018 Paw Prints in the Sand

Date: July 12 - July 15, 2018

Enjoy seeing many different breeds of dogs? Boca Raton and Jupiter Tequesta Dog Clubs will be hosting "Paw Prints in the Sand" a 4 day Cluster of All Breed AKC Dog Shows at the South Florida Fair Grounds West and East Expo Centers this coming July 12th through the 15th, 2018.

Have you ever thought of owning a dog or want to compare different types of dogs before owning one ? This is the place to see them perform. You can come and see them being groomed and prepared for the show ring. Get to talk to the experts about the different breeds and learn about responsible dog ownership.

Judging will begin at 8am with "Best in Show" starting around 3pm each day.Come see our"4 and under 6 month Puppy Competition" on Friday and Saturdayand our " National Owner Handled Series" on all 4 days. Junior Handlers ( ages 9 and under 18 yrs) will be competing all 4 days as well. New for 2018 is the Pee Wee Class on Thursday for children ages 5-9 years. The youngsters will be learning some handling skills in the ring with a very special AKC judge. Lot's of fabulous prizes, colorful rosettes and a party ringside after they show their dogs.

All judging will be indoors under air conditioning with food and merchandise vendors available. Also, this year is a raffle basket generously donatedby Chewy.com filled with an amazing selection of canine

goodies !

"Take The Lead" will also be in attendance with lots of raffles baskets as well.

Our Boca Raton Girl Scouts are coming out again this year to earn their patches through the AKC Dog Show Patch Program. This educational program is designed for children of all ages to learn and have fun while attending a dog show. Through the program, children will meet dogs and handlers and learn about the seven AKC breed groups, events at an AKC dog show, responsible dog ownership, canine care, and much more.

New this year for the first time in South East Florida the clubs will be inviting North America Diving Dogs NADD to the cluster. Diving dogs is a canine sport in which dogs are enticed to run the length of a dock and leap as far out into the water as possible to compete for height or distance. They’re motivated to fly with a prized toy, which is thrown just out of reach in order to help them keep their momentum and get the best launch angle possible.

Boca Raton Dog Club is a non profit 5013C that raises money to provide oxygen masks for our local Fire Rescue Stations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The masks can be used foranimals of all kinds giving them a much better chance of resuscitation in the event of a fire. We also are actively supporting the Boca Raton Police Department K9 team by purchasing tracking harnesses for the dogs. Last year all 3 teams were presented the AKC Canine Officer Appreciation Award. Who knows maybe we will get a surprise visit at the shows from our favorite K9's.

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Come on out and enjoy!! See which dogs tug at your heart.

Lot's of family fun for everyone!\

ADMISSION $5 per person children under 12 free / Parking $5 per vehicle

Enter through Gate 12.

For more info call 561-271-9506 or email us at bocaratondogclub@bellsouth.net

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