With the permission of the Beaumont Kennel Club, the Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas, Inc. and the Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc. are hosting the 2nd Annual Texas Star Cluster All-Breed Dog Show in Beaumont, Texas, November 10-12 at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex. A Cocker Specialty show will take place on November 11 concurrently with the all-breed show. The event hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, with judging taking place before each night is over. Along with the all-breed show, there will be an AKC National Owner-Handler Series and Junior Handler Series all three days. A raffle and silent auction to benefit the Junior Handler Scholarship fund will last all weekend ending Sunday at noon.
An All-Breed Health Clinic hosted by the Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas, Inc. will be on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. where there will be testing for patella and heart problems, BAER testing and microchipping. Pre-registration is preferred at offa.org or contact Trucine at firstname.lastname@example.org with payments due October 31. Walk-ins are welcome, but only payable by cash.
The Junior Handler Clinic will be on Saturday, November 11 and free to current and future junior showmanship participants who are interested in learning from professional handlers.
The Canine Good Citizen testing, which is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community, is open to the public with registration taking place all three days.
The show will feature upwards of 1,000 dogs with their professional and amateur handlers from all over the country, Canada and Mexico. The event will not only offer entertainment for those who love dogs, but will also educate the public on responsible dog ownership.
“We want to relay that our kennel club and our show is very public friendly,” said Denise Hammond, co-chair with Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas, Inc.. “We also want to emphasize the importance of children getting involved.” Both kennel clubs hope that the youth from the area find an interest in training, grooming and showing a dog while viewing this show.”
To show their dedication to aspiring handlers and dog owners, the Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas, Inc. will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to the best junior handler on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc. is offering a $500 scholarship to the best junior handler, a $250 scholarship to the reserve junior handler and $25 gift certificates to each of the classes.
Another unique activity offered on Sunday, November 11th by the Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc. will be the opportunity for each family with a small child (up to 12 years of age) to receive a copy of Dr. Seuss’s “If I Ran the Dog Show” book from a costumed The Cat in the Hat character accompanied by Thing 1 and Thing 2. Two service dogs, a Doberman Pinscher named Sunshine and a Golden Retriever named Casey, will appear as Thing 1 and Thing 2. Both dogs are gentle and good with children. This Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc.’s program encourages both literacy and learning about dogs in a fun, interactive way.
The dog show is free to the public and will feature exhibits and grooming stations where spectators can see the dogs participating in the event as well as purchase toys and accessories for their dogs at home.
With the Texas Star Cluster All-Breed Dog Show event occurring on the same weekend as Veterans Day, both clubs plan to honor veterans attending the show.