2016 Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show Press Release

For immediate release: Feb. 1, 2016 Contact: Katie Campbell • Seattle Kennel Club • 206-914-5798 • taji@ktcampbell.com

Annual Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show coming to CenturyLink Field Event Center March 12-13, 2016

There’s something for everyone at the city’s biggest dog event of the year.

SEATTLE—For decades, the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show has been the one don’t-miss event each year for owners. This year promises to be the same, March 12–13 at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Approximately 1,800 dogs are expected to vie for Best in Show both days, but the equally big attractions for the public will be the educational booths, demonstration events, Meet the Breed introductions, agility and obedience competitions each day.

The number of entries in all categories is uncertain at this point, since entries do not close until Feb. 24.

If you’re considering a new dog and uncertain about what breed, there are dozens of breed clubs, animal-welfare and animal-rescue organizations personnel there to answer your questions. Plus you can meet the dogs up close and personal. Those staffing the booths know their breeds and will answer your questions candidly and honestly.

For those wanting an inside explainer on what a dog show is all about, guided show tours, led by a Seattle Kennel Club member, will be available each day from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., with sign-ups at the club table near the front doors.

Action-packed demonstration events will feature Olympic Disc Dogs, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers, R2Agility and others.

Special demonstrations this year will be national celebrity Amy, a 105-pound pig that trains in obedience and agility at Family Dog Training Center in Kent; an introduction to lure coursing with puppies, featuring the Cascade Coursing Club; a University Canine Learning Academy interactive demo that serves as an introduction to clicker training.

New breeds eligible to compete at the show include the Berger Picard, Lagotto Romagnolo, Miniature American Shepherd, American Hairless Terrier and Sloughi. Because of the Feb. 24 entry closing date, it is uncertain which of these will be entered.

Add to these more than 60 vendors selling a wide assortment of canine products and you have a can’t-miss event for the entire family.

Show hours each day are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is adults $14, children under 4 free, children 4-14 $7 and seniors over 62 $12. Only dogs entered in the show events will be admitted on the premises.

Show information will be updated regularly in coming weeks on the show’s web site, https://seattledogshow.org.

For more information, please contact Katie Campbell, at taji@ktcampbell.com or phone her 206-914-5798.