Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows

Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows

Jeanne Marcovitz from the Bayou Kennel Club and Deputy Shannon Harkins join us to talk about Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows.
Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

Intense competition hits the Monroe Civic Center Arena during the Cotton Land Cluster of Dog Show on August 29-September 1.

The event will feature four All Breed Shows and 23 Specialty Shows including Basset Hounds, Belgian Sheepdogs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Chinese Cresteds, Chinese Shar-Peis, German Shepherd Dogs, Giant Schnauzers, Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Vizslas. There will also be two AKC Special Events and for the 14th year in a row, the Southern Handlers Charity Match.

This year's panel of judges includes internationally known judges from 14 different states, Canada and Italy. Last year the shows brought 138 breeds or varieties of dogs and 83 professional handlers from over 37 states, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rico to the Monroe-West Monroe area.

The schedule of events is as follows:
August 29
Bayou Kennel Club All Breed Show, Basset Hound Club of Bayou Country (North Louisiana), Boston Terrier Club of Louisiana (New Orleans), Boxer Club of Louisiana (New Orleans), Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Giant Schnauzer Club of America, and Trinity Valley Belgian Sheepdog Club (Dallas).

August 30
American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership & Educational Booth, Bayou Kennel Club All Breed Show, Basset Hound Club of America, Boston Terrier Club of Louisiana (New Orleans), Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Ouachita, Giant Schnauzer Club of America, Health Clinic (Baer, Heart, Patella & Cerf), South Louisiana Vizsla Club (Lafayette), Southern Handlers Charity League Annual Charity Match, Trinity Valley Belgian Sheepdog Club (Dallas)

August 31
Vicksburg Kennel Club of Ms All Breed Show, Basset Hound Club of Bayou Country (North Louisiana), Belgian Sheepdog Club of America, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Ouachita, Giant Schnauzer Club of America, South Louisiana Vizsla Club (Lafayette)

September 1
Vicksburg Kennel Club of Ms All Breed Show, Belgian Sheepdog Club of America, Giant Schnauzer Club of America

On Saturday, August 30th, the Bayou Kennel Club is hosting the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Booth as well as the 14th Annual Southern Handlers Charity League charity Fun Match. The AKC RDO & Educational Booth will be open on Saturday & Sunday. There will be Puppy classes each day and Puppy Groups and Best Puppy in Show will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just before the regular breed Best In Show judging.

Shows will be from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Proceeds from the spectator gate will be donated to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Canine Unit. Past shows have raised over $302,598.00 that has been donated to Canine Units, Humane Societies, scholarships to the University of Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University for veterinary medicine students as well as to other charitable causes.

For more information contact Pat Booker at 318-644-4498, bispb@aol.com or Jeanne Marcovitz at 318-343-8604 or gsdjm@concast.net.
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