Dogged competition set June 28-29 in Vermillion By: David Lias
Plain Talk If youâ�?�?ve never heard of the Spinoni Italiano or Rhodesian Ridgebacks or seen a Komondorok and its long, white dreadlocks, the upcoming Sioux Valley Kennel Club Dog Show and Obedience Trials may be just the ticket. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Vermillion. Show hours each day are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show brings an armada of motor homes and other vehicles from all over the country to Vermillion, as dog lovers descend on the city. Typically, over 1,000 canines and 160 different breeds participate in the annual Sioux Valley Kennel Club Dog Show in Vermillion. The public is welcome to attend the shows and talk to dog owners. With so many breeds represented, dog lovers will have the opportunity to talk with handlers and breeders who can help them learn about what breed is right for them. Temperament, physical requirements, training, personality and health are all part of choosing the right breed. The many types of dogs that take part in the show will be judged in a variety of classes, including sporting breeds, hound breeds, working breeds, terrier breeds, toy breeds, non-sporting breeds, and herding breeds. All terrier breeds, all toy breeds, obedience classes and rally classes will be held indoors. All other classes will be held outdoors. On Saturday, competition will be offered for dogs exhibited in the puppy classes to compete for Best of Breed Puppy through Best in Show Puppy.