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4th Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Shows

Have you ever wondered how big an Irish Wolfhound is? Never met a Spinoni Italiano? And what does a Xoloitzcuintli look like? You may just find out at the fourth annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, four days of AKC All Breed Dog Shows and Obedience and Rally Trials running Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19, 2013. All activities begin at 8am each day, outdoors rain or shine, at Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St, Scarborough, Maine.

York County Kennel Club of Maine, Inc and Vacationland Dog Club, Inc invite the public to observe the various activities throughout the day. Admission each day is $4 per vehicle. There is ample parking in and around the campground. Wassamki's snack bars will serve food throughout the day. There will also be vendors selling dog-related items.

Each day’s activities include regular conformation, obedience and rally concluding with a Best in Show winner.

New this year in conformation is the 4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition.

Offered only on Sunday, this competition introduces new exhibitors and their puppies ages 4 to 6 months of age to showing in a stress free environment separate from the regular judging. AKC-recognized and "rare breeds" are eligible to compete for points toward a Certificate of Merit. This new competition offers exhibitors more ring experience plus gets puppies socialized at a critical stage in their lives.

Junior handlers are important to the future of the sport so we offer Junior Showmanship all four days. Open to children 9 to 18 years old, with Open and Novice classes, the child is judged on his/her ability to handle and present the dog rather than the dog being judged.

In addition to the regular activities, on Friday we present the Best Bred By Exhibitor Competition. This is open to non-champion dogs, and the person handling the dog must be the owner or co-owner and breeder of the dog. For spectators this is an ideal way to see a particular breed and meet the breeder.

Saturday is a full day with a specialty show hosted by the Pine Tree State Doberman Pinscher Club, Inc, and supported entries by the Bearded Collie Club of America, Inc. In addition, the Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc will support their entries and have a sweepstakes. Also, for the up and coming show dogs we offer the Best Puppy Extravaganza. All puppies entered in the

6-9 months and 9-12 months classes are automatically eligible to compete for Best of Breed Puppy. Each Best of Breed Puppy goes on to compete in Best in their respective Puppy Groups. The best of each Group finally competes for Best Puppy in Show selected before Best in Show at the end of the day. After Best in Show the new Maine Golden Retriever Club will hold a "Goldens only" match. For information on this new club or the match go to http://www.mainegoldenretrieverclub.org/.

An additional conformation class called Amateur-Owner-Handler is offered all four days. A dog six months old or older who is not a champion may be shown in this class only by the registered owner of the dog. This owner must have never been a professional handler, handler’s assistant nor an AKC judge.

This is a great starting point for those dog show "newbies" fresh from handling classes or with new dogs.

Sunday resumes with regular activities as well as supported entries by the Pine Tree State Doberman Pinscher Club, Inc and the Bearded Collie Club of America, Inc.

While at the show, feel free to roam around Wassamki Springs campground area.



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