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Media contact:
Julie Dennehy
Dennehy Public Relations
45 Village Street, Medway MA 02053
ph: 508-533-8311
email: julie@dennehypr.com
cell phone (for reporters on deadline only): 508-479-9848

BAY COLONY CLUSTER DOG SHOW

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COME! STAY! SHOP!
AT PROVIDENCE'S BAY COLONY CLUSTER DOG SHOW
AT THE R.I. CONVENTION CENTER, THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 9TH - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010

Providence, RI — Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show is one of the nation's largest American Kennel Club (AKC) dog events, and is proud to remain in Providence for its annual cluster of dog shows after a 100-year history in Boston. Sponsored by Pedigree, this four-day all-breed American Kennel Club dog show will be held December 9-12, 2010 8a-4p at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence (One Sabin Street, 401-458-6000).

Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show attracts over 5,000 entries, 40 holiday shopping vendors and public service booths, and 10,000 spectators. In addition to "Best in Show" competition at the end of each day, this year's show features agility and flyball demonstrations, high-quality holiday shopping for dog lovers, and family-friendly weekend activities as a kids' play area, a chance to meet Santa, free coloring books, and much more.

Most dog lovers enjoy roam the show's "backstage" grooming areas, filled with over 160 different types of AKC purebred dogs being primped for their turn in the show ring. This is a great place to ask questions, learn more about your favorite breeds, and talk with the nation's top breeders, groomers, handlers and owners.


WEEKEND DEMONSTRATIONS:

-- "Meet the Breeds" (12-1p Sat. & Sun.) is a great place to meet the nation's top purebred dogs and reputable breeders while learning more about a handful of breeds' history, standards, and unique qualities.

-- "Training You To Train Your Dog" by Julie Rembrandt-Seeley, (11a and 2p Thurs, Fri, Sat). Ms. Rembrandt-Seeley and other expert dog trainers share tips on dog training and answer questions.

-- Daily Agility Demonstrations (all days, 10a & 1:30p) Agility expert Lois Tolley of Ivoryton, CT demonstrates the art and science of agility with Mia, a Flat-Coated Retriever, and Phoenix, a Finnish Lapphund, and answering questions about one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. (Note: Agility trials are not available at this year's show, but you can find out more about how to get involved in the sport.)

-- Flyball Demonstrations by Kathy Buckley, Canine Mastery JumpMasters (Saturday 2:30p only). Learn about the fun and fast-paced sport of flyball racing, from the training and the equipment, and watch an exciting flyball demonstration. Saturday only.

A nonprofit organization promoting responsible dog breeding and ownership, Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show is managed by three AKC purebred dog organizations: Middlesex County Kennel Club, Ladies Dog Club, and Eastern Dog Club. Proceeds from the show are donated to local dog-related charities. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $12 adults/seniors and $7 for children under 12. Visit www.baycolonydogshow.com for ring schedules and a discount on admission. NOTE: you can't bring your dog to the dog show, but you can bring him home a treat!



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Recent articles about the show:

Modern Dog Magazine - Winter 2007/2008
  » Click here to view article

Waltham News Tribune - December 7, 2007
Feature on Anne-Marie Fullerton
  » Click here to view article

Fox 25 News - December 7, 2007
Bay Colony Dog Show Hits Boston
  » Click here to view videos

Boston.com - December 6, 2007
Photo gallery (11 pics) shot at the Bay Colony Dog Show, December 6, 2007
By photographer John Tlumacki, Globe Staff
  » Click here to view photos

Fall River Herald News - December 3, 2007
HANDLING THE DOG SHOW CROWD
Feature story on Eastern Dog Club member George Priestman, hospitality chair
  » Click here to view article

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - December 2, 2007
TEMPLETON WOMAN GATHERING TOP DOGS AROUND
Feature story on Virginia Rowland, Ladies Dog Club member in charge of special events for the Cluster
  » Click here to view article

The Patriot Ledger - November 20, 2007
A LIFETIME WITH DOGS
Feature story on Anne Bowes, Ladies Dog Club President
  » Click here to view article

Monadnock Ledger Transcript - November 13, 2007
COUPLE HEADING UP BAY COLONY DOG SHOW
Feature story on Pam and John Beale, Ladies and Eastern Dog Club members and former show chair
  » Click here to view article




Thursday,
December 8
through
Sunday,
December 12
2011

Rhode Island
Convention
Center
Providence, RI
Exit 22A off I-95


starts with
Best of Breed
at 8am

and ends with
Best In Show
between 4-6pm