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OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows 2013

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OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows 2013

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In Short:

Hosted by the OKC Kennel Club and the Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club and sponsored by Purina, Clear Channel Communications and the OKC Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows take place in late June/early July at the Cox Convention Center downtown.

With many breeds on hand for competition as well as vendors and behind-the-scenes tours, this event is a uniquely entertaining one for the entire family.

Date and Time:

The 2013 OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows will be held June 19-23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day with final group competition beginning around 3 p.m.

Location and Directions:

The competition will take place at the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC, located on Sheridan Ave. See profile of the Cox Convention Center.

Tickets:

Tickets cost only $7.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, free for kids under 12. They're available for purchase at the Cox Convention Center Box Office, in the northeast lobby near the entrance at Sheridan and E.K. Gaylord or near the south entrances at Reno. Box Office number is (405) 235-8288.

The Competition:

Thousands of dogs from all over the US and the world will be on hand to compete. The competition is expected to have over 145 breeds or varieties of dog and consists of varying classes, from novice to "utility" in which the dogs receive only hand signals.

There is a Rally Obedience in which handlers take the dogs through a series of instructions on a designated path as well.

And More...:

Over 50 vendor booths will be on hand with dog-related merchandise including food, beds, leashes and even jewelry and antiques.

Visitors can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the dog show and meet owners and their dogs. In addition, Purina and the American Kennel Club will be hosting seminars.

2008 Winners:

Here are the 2008 Best of Breed Winners:

  • Sporting - RJ's Hardy Stache-O-River's JH (Quinn): Brittany (Lincoln, CA)
  • Hound - Jaraluv Ouija: Scottish deerhound (Acampo, CA)
  • Terrier - Camcrest Bebe Queen of Trouble: West Highland white terrier (Stanwood, WA)
  • Toy - Whispering Lane Back Seat Better: Chinese crested (Ava, MO)
  • Non-Sporting - Asia's Excalibur Whiplash: Chinese shar-pel (Elk City, OK)
  • Herding - Delux Think Tank at Runamok: Bouviers des Flandre (Overland Park, KS)

 

Nearby Hotels and Lodging:

For those coming from out of town for the OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows, here are some nearby hotels:

 

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