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Houston Cluster 2004

Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows
Supported by The Iams Company

The Reliant Center at Reliant Park is the venue for the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. The large facility easily accommodates the combined specialties Houston Kennel Club, Beaumont Kennel Club, Agility Trials, Obedience, Rally and numerous concessions.

The always popular Dr. Mari Ten Filla Student Art Exhibit and Contest the theme for this year was "The Dog, Man's Best Friend."

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The Cluster works very hard to provide numerous educational opportunities for both the fancy as well as the public attending the event. Popular each day was the Meet the Breeds area where local breed clubs are scheduled at specific time, to allow the public to talk to breeders and meet examples of the breed.

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This year the DJAA coordinated breed seminars that were conducted each day.

A Junior Get Together and Hands On was offered with Danica Burge, AKC Summer Intern. Speaking to the Juniors, assisted by Katie Shepard and Chad Malinik current AKC Scholarship Recipients.

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Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows

Agility - Houston Cluster 2004

The very popular venue of agility was showcased at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, with four days of agility, July 15 -18, 2004 and hosted by Houston Kennel Club. The 7 judges rotated schedules for the four days in order to judge the 1,200 runs per day. The carpet provided by Pawsitive Impact Agility Club proved fast and smooth runs. The trials produced many MACH's and outstanding new teams in the featured International Sweepstakes Class. The two days of competition produced many new candidates for the world team tryouts for the 2005 AKC/USA World Team.

The winners of the ISC class in all 3 heights, mini- 14"; midi-18"; and Maxi- 26" are invited to participate in the tryouts. Team captain, Sharon Anderson evaluated teams as they ran.

Overall Winners with the combined scores of both days were:
26" - Marcus Topps, Juice, Border Collie
18" - Lori Michaels, Skye, Shetland Sheepdog
14" John Nys, Casey, Miniature Schnauzer

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Winners of ISC Saturday Standard Class 14"
Judge, Kim Simmons
1st place - Erin Schaefer, Jag, Shetland Sheepdog
2nd Place - Dee Anna Gamel, Kelsi, Shetland Sheepdog
3rd Place - Katherine Leggett, Heather, Shetland Sheepdog
Sharon Anderson, Agility Director
   
Winners of ISC Saturday, Standard Class 18"
Judge, Kim Simmons
1st Place - Lori Michaels, Skye, Shetland Sheepdog
3rd Place - Sarah Fernandezlope, Denver, Australian Shepherd
2d Place - Courtney Moore, Nike, Border Collie
Sharon Anderson, Agility Director
   
Winners of ISC Saturday, Standard Class- 26"
Judge, Kim Simmons
1st - Marcus Topps, Juice, Border Collie
2nd - Rosanne Lindholm, Chie, Belgian Tervuren
Sharon Anderson, Agility Director
3rd - Gina Hofner, Riley, Belgian Tervuren