Weekend brings two major shows


TWO OF THE major dog clubs in Maryland will stage all-breed dog shows Saturday and Sunday at the Fifth Regiment Armory. The Annapolis Kennel Club's show on Saturday and the Maryland Kennel Club's on Sunday have an entry of 1,650 purebred dogs each. Many dogs are entered in both shows.

The Maryland Kennel Club is the older of the two. In 1990 it celebrated its 100th year and is holding its 79th all-breed dog show Sunday, dedicating it to the memory of its late president, Harry Z. Isaacs, who raised Rottweilers and Kerry blue terriers.

The Annapolis Kennel Club is 50 years old and holding its 43rd show.

Each show will run from 8 a.m. to best in show choice around 6 p.m.

Neither show is benched, which means the dogs do not have to stay on their benches throughout the show but may be taken out after they have been judged. Therefore it is wise for spectators to visit the show before 3 p.m. After that, best in breed winners will compete in their individual groups (Sporting, Non-sporting, Terrier, Toy, Hound, Herding or Working), and the winner of each of these seven groups will compete for Best in Show.

Admission Saturday is $3 adults; $2 seniors and ages 12 to 6, and $1 under 6. Details: Mike Naas, 530-5319. Sunday admission is $3 adults; $2 seniors; $1.50 ages 12 to 6 and free under 6. Details: June Myers, 879-0862.

Success story

Last week, John Collins was featured in Tuesday's volunteer column and in Wednesday's Pausing With Pets. He is with the American Legion support group for families of service members in Operation Desert Storm and assigned to help service members find temporary homes for their pets. He asked for volunteers who would keep pets while their owners are overseas. Within four days, Collins had received 59 telephone calls from people who offered their help. He also had two requests from service members needing pet help. They have been helped. Collins can be reached at 788-6149.

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