Big dog show comes to Eagle July 11, 12 |

Big dog show comes to Eagle July 11, 12

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – About 1,000 dogs will come to Eagle, Colorado for the Roaring Fork Kennel Club Dog Show. The show is July 11 and 12 at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. The show, formerly held in Aspen, has been a summer fixture at the fairgounds since 1997.

Saturday’s events start at 9 a.m.; Sunday’s events begin at 8 a.m. Many different breeds of dogs will be shown and there are obedience and “rally” events as well. Between 2 and 3 p.m. each day, the group judging begins, with Best of Show honors given to different dog groups at the end of the day.

If you are thinking of getting a dog in the future, this is a good time to see the different breeds and talk with their owners to see if that breed would fit into your lifestyle.

Food is for sale at the event and several vendors will sell dog-related items.

Admission is free, but parking is $3 per car, with proceeds going to Colorado Animal Rescue.

The Roaring Fork Kennel Club is made up of volunteers from Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Carbondale, Basalt, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Eagle, Edwards, Vail, Gypsum, Sweetwater, and as far away as Grand Junction and Denver. The club earns money from the entry fees from this show. That money goes toward an annual scholarship award for a local student continuing their education in the animal-related professions.

The club also gives donations to the Eagle County Animal Shelter, area dog 4-H groups, and other dog-related causes.

For more information, call Davy Lampman, 970-963-1758, or Cathie Jarnot, 970-524-3619.

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