W. Lancaster, CA Canine Experience
On Saturday October 11th, dog owners and their dogs gathered to participate in the first AKC Canine Experience in W. Lancaster, California.
The event took place at Lancaster City Park. Newcomers learned about the many activities available to the owners of AKC-registered purebred dogs. Members of local AKC-affiliated dog clubs volunteered their time to teach participants about grooming, conformation show handling, Junior Showmanship, and Obedience and Rally events. Local club volunteers and their dogs also demonstrated Agility skills.
Breed clubs participated in a program to teach participants about the various breeds. The morning of instruction was followed by an AKC-sanctioned B match that helped participants practice their newly-learned dog-showing skills.
The AKC Canine Experience couples longtime and seasoned AKC club members with new purebred dog owners. The event helps mentor new exhibitors and shares the joys and opportunities that participation in AKC events provides families and their valued pets.