A celebration of man’s best friend – make that family’s best friend – is coming to town.
If your clan includes someone who would love to spend a day “oohing” and “awwing” over every dog breed, then this year’s Michigan Winter Dog Classic is for you.
Known as Michigan’s largest dog show, the annual event will be held this year at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi from Jan. 21-24, 2016.
The event will include educational demonstrations, obedience and conformation judging, breed seminars and a close-up look at 160-plus dog breeds. Dog lovers will also have the opportunity to meet the breeds.
More than 7,000 dogs will be included in the show, including some pooches that will find their way back into the spotlight in February for the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
In addition to cheering on your favorite breeds and watching demonstrations on police K-9s, duck herding and more, guests will even have the chance to get their own dogs involved. During the “My Dog Can Do That!” program, professional trainers will help introduce visiting pooches to agility (an obstacle course for dogs). No pre-registration is required and all dog breeds (and mixes!) are welcome.
You can also have your dog take part in Canine Good Citizen Testing, which evaluates 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs.
Tickets are priced at $10/adults, $8/kids 12-17, seniors and members of the military, or $35/family pack (two adults and three kids). Kids younger than 12 get in free. Parking costs $5/vehicle, per day. View the full schedule of events for the four-day show on the Michigan Winter Dog Classic website.
Looking for additional details about the 2016 Michigan Winter Dog Classic at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi? Visit the Metro Parent calendar!