The Times West Virginian

November 1, 2013

Greater Clarksburg Kennel Club dog show Saturday at Taylor Fairgrounds

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Dogs and owners are coming together this weekend to show off their skills.

On Saturday, the Greater Clarksburg Kennel Club will be hosting a dog show at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

Kelly Rollyson, speaking on behalf of the club, said the show is an American Kennel Club (AKC)-sanctioned match.

“It just means that it’s approved by the AKC for conformation because that part is for purebred,” she explained, adding that the show includes purebred conformation. All activities are open to mixed breeds except conformation.

“This is actual breed judging,” Rollyson said.

For all dogs, Rollyson said the show includes obedience and rally testing competition. She said there will also be a good canine citizenship test.

“Good canine citizenship is always good to have with your dog,” Rollyson said.

Karen McBee, president of the club and chairwoman of the match, said the rally testing is a fun type of obedience.

“With rally, there’s little interaction with the judges other than them just scoring,” she said. “Obedience is more rigorous where the dogs have to be more perfect.”


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