All-Breed show includes every recognized breed


A TOTAL ENTRY of 3,250 purebred dogs representing all of the 131 breeds recognized for registry with the American Kennel Club will compete in the Baltimore County Kennel Club's 55th All-Breed and Obedience dog show Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cow Palace at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Entry includes two newly recognized breeds, the Chinese Crested in the Toy group and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, referred to as the PBGV, in the Hound group.

Baltimore County Kennel Club was founded in 1935 to promote the breeding and exhibiting of dogs approved for registry with the AKC. Patricia Dear is president; Herbert Rosen, vice president; John Kelly, treasurer; Susanne Howard, delegate to the AKC; Therese Fila, recording secretary and Debbie Smart, corresponding secretary.

This show is dedicated to the memory of Smart's late husband, Robert Parish Smart, "who was his happiest when involved with the dog world. He was a member of many organizations, including past president of the Collie Club of Maryland, vice president of the Carroll County Kennel Club and he was very active in the American Boarding Kennel Association," says Smart. She noted that "Bob died of a heart attack last September on a dog seminar in Texas."

Debbie Smart operates their Debendale Kennels in Finksburg, a boarding kennel where she also raises Shetland sheep dogs. She and her husband began raising collies in 1948 and changed to Shelties 10 years ago.

Judges for Sunday's show include Michele L. Billings from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who will choose best in show. Three Maryland judges are George Bragaw from Burtonsville, Janet Churchill, Chesapeake City, and Dr. William G. Wisecup from Frederick.

The 27 other judges are from all over the United States, Canada and England.

On Sunday, Junior Showmanship will be judged, and breed clubs for the basset hounds, smooth fox terriers, wire fox terriers and bulldogs will hold specialty shows.

Concessions will include items for dogs and humans, including antiques, jewelry and apparel.

Admission is $2 adults; 50 cents ages 12 to 18 and free under 12.

Show chairperson is Dale Hood. For show details call Don Peacock, 728-5462.

* On Friday, April 19, the Metropolitan Baltimore Doberman Pinscher Club will hold its 7th Independent Specialty Show, obedience trial and sweepstakes at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster. Judging begins at 9 a.m. and will end around 3 p.m. The club was established in 1969. Its president is Allen Holmes, vice president Fraser Morton, treasurer, Linda Coggins, recording secretary, Hiliara Weber and secretary, Mariann Hein. For show details, call chairwoman Jenny Andrews at 665-8781 or Hein at 465-7178.

Also on Friday at the same time and location, the Chesapeake Siberian Husky Club and the Shih Tzu Club of Maryland will hold shows. For Husky show information, call Tony Mazuka, 876-2130, and for the Shih Tzu show, call Shirley and April Merrill, 922-9465.

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