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The 2018 AKC All-Breed Dog Show

The 2018 AKC All-Breed Dog Show

When: June 16 & June 17, 2018 (Father’s Day weekend) – Two shows: one on Saturday & one on Sunday

Where:Texarkana Four States Fairgrounds (Entertainment Center) Loop 245 (Airport Exit) Texarkana, AR

Hours: Doors open both days from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE to the Public & fun for the whole family (everyone invited) – Parking $5.00 (covers both days)

One of the largest annual events in the Texarkana area, the 2018 AKC All-Breed Dog Show, will be hosted by The Kennel Club of Texarkana, Incorporated, on June 16 & June 17 (Father’s Day weekend) at the Texarkana Four States Fairgrounds. This is a very special event bringing people from all over the country. There will be two shows – one on Saturday & one on Sunday. This event provides publicity and recognition for the city and offers a prestigious show for the local population. You will see some of the best dogs, handlers and judges coming from all over the United States and some foreign countries. Many are the same ones you see on TV at national dog shows & Westminster. Around 1,000 dogs are expected & over 120 breeds competing Groups include Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Puppies, and others – all leading to Best-In-Show in the late afternoon each day. The groups begin competing early each morning with the Best-In-Show being selected usually around 3:00 – 5:00 pm each day. There will be numerous vendors on site offering a wide variety of unique dog products. You can win some great prizes at the raffle on Saturday. Everyone is invited! The Kennel Club of Texarkana was founded in October 1967 and proudly celebrates 51 years in Texar-kana. The Club is an educational, charitable and social non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of dog enthusiasts who work together to: Promote and enhance the care and welfare of all breeds of purebred dogs – Rescue and promote the adoption of dogs – Train & certify dogs for Therapy and Ca-nine Good Citizenship – Promote responsible dog ownership – Prevent cruelty to all animals. The Club offers obedience training classes twice each year to the public and club members. The Kennel Club meets on the second Monday of each month. Visitors are welcome to attend and learn more about the club and membership. For more information about the 2018 Dog Show or The Kennel Club of Texarkana, call: 903.278.8629


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2018 Dog Show - Poster - Final



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