Poor girls, it was really coming down.
The Companion Pet Fair, the puppy club has a booth there again this year. Our clubs day to volunteer was Saturday.
Here is Dub with Pueblo behind him. Dublin is so good, he needed a few little reminders of his manners, but he is such a good boy!
We had pretty good traffic at the booth, quite a few people interested in puppy raising.
Or course everyone wants to pet the dogs. The girls were petting two of the sweetest little Corgies here.
The Newfies were there again this year! They look like bears! LOL
The 12 to 2pm crew, we had a lot of pups there. Our club is always really good about doing volunteer work. Dublin is so good, I tell him to stay and drop his leash and walk away to take a picture and he doesnt move!
We met another group of service dog owner/trainers. They raise their own dogs. They use shelter and or rescue dogs. The only problem with that is like this ladys Poodle was growling and snapping at any other dog that came close. Its really hard when you have to have them out in public. They are training them as fetching, companion, and hearing dogs. Guide Dogs for the Blind, has an exemplary breeding and training program. The Labradors, Lab/Golden crosses that they breed are bred for temperament and soundness of body. The smallest medical problem or aggression, or in the reverse, timidity, will get them career changed to a pet or something more suitable to the temperament. I.E. Dublins littermate, Doug, is now in Idaho and is being trained as a wheelchair pulling dog, they also can be chosen as a canine companion for children who are blind and will need a service dog in the future. In my opinion when you use rescue dogs for service animals, you have no idea of thier breeding background and temperament. Dublin wouldnt hurt a fly, his aggression has been bred out of him, he wont even chase a ball! LOL Well he will but he doesnt bring it back! If another dog is aggressive towards him he will just look at them. The hunting instinct is pretty much bred out of these bloodlines. They are people dogs and do really bond to people, which is what is needed. They all have a job, none are left without homes and all are taken care of until the day they pass on.
Seen quite a few St Bernards today. Lots of Chahuahuas, a few Dachshunds, Blue Heelers, French Bulldogs, Great Danes, German Shepards, Rat Terriers, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Pomeranians, Schiperkes, Australian Shepards, Mini Aussies, lots of breeds I didnt recognize, if you love all kinds of dogs this was the place to go! There were ferrets, guinea pigs, the reptile show was there, yikes!!
The information table. They did raffles for the cute little stuffed Guide Dogs. The black screen tent behind the guy on the left had cats for adoption.
I believe this dog is a Shia Shepard. Boy are they huge! This one is smaller than the other one they had in the booth, but a lot prettier!
I tried to get a better pic of this HUGE Dane! He is probably the tallest dog I seen.
It was a good day, the show was a lot smaller than last year, someone said it is a new company putting on the show this year.