Michigan Winter Dog Classic at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

The state's jumbo annual dog show takes place Jan. 15-18, 2015 and features 'tail-wagging' fun for parents and kids alike

Michigan Winter Dog Classic in Novi

Looking for a day of fun with your furry, barking friend? Families can bond with their dog Jan. 15-18, 2015 as the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace hosts the annual Michigan Winter Dog Classic.

This dog-friendly four-day event features new demonstrations such as “dock diving” and “barn hunt,” giving all dogs a chance to have fun.

Your pooch can even get involved at Make Your Dog Part of the Action AKC’s My Dog Can Do That!, happening noon-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Trainers perform educational demonstrations helping owners introduce their dogs to an agility obstacle course, give tips on obedience and provide information on dog training classes local to their area.

This dog show, sponsored by Fox 2, also includes other exhibitions such as police K-9 dogs, weight-pull demonstrations and “Meet the Breeds,” which gives dog owners access to over 160 breeds sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.

The dog show runs Jan. 15-18. Show times are as follows:

  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Note: All visiting dogs must be at least 6 months old, have proof of rabies vaccination and be on a buckle, snap collar or harness – and a regular four- to six-foot leash. No prong collars or retractable leashes are allowed.

Admission is free for children 6 and under and otherwise $8-$35. Tickets are available for purchase at the Suburban Collection Showplace ticket office from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on the days of the show.

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