Responsible Dog Ownership Event
The Greater St. Louis Area Bulldog Club will host a Responsible Dog Ownership event on Saturday, September 9, 2012 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Canine Center, 9850 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO. The event will help the American Kennel Club celebrate a decade of responsible dog ownership this September. The club, which annually hosts the region’s bulldog specialty show in February, will be distributing information on such topics as handling nuisance barking, keeping your dog fit & trim, what foods and products are dangerous for dogs, and the AKC Canine Partners program for mixed breed dogs and their owners, which allows participation in AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally events. People who stop by will be able to get a free AKC Responsible Dog Owner’s pencil, stickers, children’s coloring book, and DNA test kit while supplies last.
Learn about AKC’s Canine Good Citizenship Program, a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Members of the club will be available to talk about dog care in general, what it takes to show a dog in conformation, and answer questions about one of the most popular and recognizable dog breeds, the English bulldog. The club is a Bulldog Club of America and an AKC-recognized breed club celebrating its 54th year. Members include breeders and pet owners dedicated to encouraging and promoting the Breed Standard of Excellence, advancing interest in pure-bred Bulldogs, and conducting sanctioned specialty dog shows under the rules of the AKC. “I like the mix of breeders and pet owners who belong to the club,” said Georgia Ragland who has owned bulldogs as pets for about 30 years, but has never bred or shown a dog. “There is always someone to turn to for excellent advice on care or training. I’ve learned a lot attending and volunteering for the specialty show.”
Interested in adopting a pure-bred bulldog? Check out the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network at http://rescuebulldogs.org.