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10/16/16 - Hangtown Kennel Club - Conformation, Obedience &
On February 2, 2014 the Council sponsored their annual
Symposium/Seminar. This year’s theme was Show Handling. It was held
indoors at Carmichael Park’s Veterans Hall in Carmichael, CA., from
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Our guest lecturer was Leslie Puppo, a long-time Professional All
Breed Handler and Chairman of the VERY POPULAR 4-day Woofstock
Cluster held in June. Leslie is a breeder of Pointers and Curly
Coated Retrievers. Leslie resides in Lake County.
Leslie discussed topics of how to make correct entries, what to
wear, dog equipment and how to handle. Six dogs at a time were
worked by their owners while the other groups watched and learned.
Leslie showed how to present the dogs properly to the judges. There
was a table for the smaller breeds and the larger dogs were shown
from the ground. We didn’t have any bulldogs, so there was no ramp
necessary. Q and A was while the dogs were worked, and during lunch
Everyone had a good time and wanted to know when the next one would
be. We will try to do another before years’ end with another pro.
Valerie Alfinito, owner of Dog Sports Equipment, was on hand to
outfit the dogs with training and show gear. Valerie can be found on
her website, www. Dogsportsequipment.com. Her leather goods are
legendary and will last forever.
This type of seminar can only accommodate 18 participants, however,
we did have several observers. WE had fun!
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