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April Show
Blue & Gray Cluster --
four days of back-to-back shows!!!

The Blue and Gray Cluster Dog Shows, comprised of the South Jersey, Lebanon County, Harrisburg, and Mason & Dixon Kennel Clubs, will be holding four all-breed dog shows in Expo Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. These shows will be held on:

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (South Jersey Kennel Club)
Friday, April 10, 2015 (Lebanon County Kennel Club)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (Harrisburg Kennel Club)
Sunday, April 12, 2015 (Mason & Dixon Kennel Club)

Each day will feature an American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctioned all-breed dog show with more than 150 different breeds of dogs competing in conformation competition. Conformation judging is based on the dog’s appearance and how well the judge feels that the dog fits the standard, or description, for its breed. 

Saturday's and Sunday’s shows will feature a Meet the Breeds area where people can visit with different breeds of dogs and their owners. Meet the Breeds gives potential dog owners a chance to meet familiar breeds of dogs and breeds that are new to the AKC and to speak with the dogs' owners to learn more about the breeds. 

If your dog loves to jump, you can put that energy to good use! On Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, the Harrisburg and Mason & Dixon Kennel Clubs will host a feature called “My Dog can do That!” Bring your dog to the My Dog can do That booth and let them tackle some beginning agility obstacles with the help of professional trainers. There will also be information on where to find agility and obedience training classes in your community. The My Dog can do That feature is free to try. Your dog must be at least six  months old, have proof of a rabies vaccination, and must be on a leash. 

Nearly 35 vendors will be at the shows with canine-related items, including dog food and treats, canine art, clothing, and pet supplies. These vendors can provide everything a dog owner needs to make their dog a happy and healthy dog, and provide many unique items found only at dog shows. 

Judging schedule information is available on the Jim Rau Dog Shows website, www.raudogshows.com/jp.html, one week prior to the date of the shows.

A portion of the proceeds of these events goes to canine-related charities, including the HKC K-9 Foundation, Inc., which supports the dogs of the Harrisburg Police K-9 Unit, and local service groups that assist with the shows.

Under AKC regulations, only dogs entered in the show or participating in My Dog can do That may attend the show. For safety reasons, no strollers will be allowed in the building.

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South Jersey Kennel Club - www.southjerseykennelclub.com
Lebanon County Kennel Club - www.lebanoncountykc.org
Mason & Dixon Kennel Club - www.masondixonkennelclub.com
Jim Rau Dog Shows - www.raudogshows.com

April ShowAugust ShowSpecial EventsMeetings

Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Weis Expo Hall
2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg PA 17110-9443
(This show is part of the four day Blue & Gray Cluster, which runs from April 10 - April 13, 2014.)

Admission: Adults, $6.00. Children 12 and under, free.
Parking: The Farm Show charges an $8.00 per vehicle fee.

If you have general questions about the show, please contact our show chair at showchair@hkc.org.

If you have questions about vendor participation for the cluster or for our show, please contact our vendor chair at showvendorchair@hkc.org.