CLAREMORE — Returning favorites such as Dock Dogs and shepherding exhibitions will highlight this month’s Claremore Dog Expo, presented by RCB Bank, according to animal shelter supervisor Jean Hurst.
“We recently solidified an events list (for the Dog Expo), and I’m pleased to say we’ve got two full days lined up with events, demonstrations, and activities which should please everyone,” Hurst said.
The finalized event list for this year’s Claremore Dog Expo includes the following events and times:
Saturday, Aug. 27:
• 9 a.m.: Onsite Dock Dogs Registration/Practice (main outdoor arena)
• 10 a.m.: Speed Retrieve Competition #1
• 10:30 a.m.: Oklahoma Stock Dog Demonstration (outdoor covered arena)
• 11:30 a.m.: Big Air WAVE Competition #1
• 12:30 p.m.: Oklahoma Stock Dog Demonstration
• 1 p.m.: Big Air WAVE Competition #2
• 2:00-2:10 p.m.: Ugliest Dog registration (Claremore Animal Shelter booth)
• 2:15 p.m.: Ugliest Dog Contest (stage #2)
• 2:30 p.m.: Big Air WAVE Competition #3
• 3 p.m.: Oklahoma Stock Dog Demonstration
• 3:30-3:40 Cutest Dog Outfit Registration (CAS Booth)
• 3:45 p.m.: Cutest Dog Outfit Contest (stage #2)
• 4 p.m.: Extreme Vertical Competition
• 7 p.m.: Oklahoma Stock Dog Herding Trials (Donations accepted for the Claremore Animal Shelter)
Sunday, Aug. 28:
• 10 a.m.: Onsite registration/practice
• 11 a.m.: Big Air Wave Competition #4
• 12:30 p.m.: Big Air Wave Competition
• 2 p.m.: Speed Retrieve Competition #2
• 3:00-3:10 p.m.: Best Dog Trick Registration (CAS booth)
• 3:15 p.m.: Best Dog Trick Competition
• 4 p.m.: Speed Retrieve Finals
• 4:30 p.m.: Big Air Finals
Hurst said Dog Expo attendees are encouraged to bring their own dogs (on a leash as per the city’s leash laws) and if they are interested in competing, online registration is available for the Dock Dog competition at www.dockdogs.com.
Stages 1 and 2 will host demonstration with participation rescue groups showcasing their dogs, dog trick demonstrations and various vendor presentations.
“Last year’s expo was a huge success. So much so that we earned enough to bring it back again this year,” she said.
“We’re hoping to have an even bigger year this summer so that we can keep bringing this kind of family-friendly event back to Claremore every year.”
The Claremore’s Dog Expo 2011 is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 27-28.
Tickets are 7$ for adults and $4 for students, with weekend and family passes available.
Children five and under get in for free.
Tickets will be available at the door.