Best Paws forward

in Algarve · 17-05-2019 02:00:00 · 0 Comments
Best Paws forward

Come along and join us on the 8th and 9th June at Lagoa, as part of the International Algarve Fair, and help us raise much needed funds for a local animal charity

Our judge is ready, Colin Cummins, who has bred and shown Labradors and Chows, will be joining us again as show judge.

Bring your gorgeous dogs along to the Dog Show and show Colin what beautiful dogs we have here in the Algarve.

The show is open to all dogs, pedigrees, mixed breeds, rufty tuftys, 4 legged, 3 legged, 2 legged with wheels. It is a fun dog show to highlight the uniqueness of all dogs.

If your dog has a special trick up its sleeve, whether it be sitting and stay on command, roll over, balance biscuit on nose, shake paw or play football – every dog is special and unique and they all enjoy showing off. Or think about dressing up like your dog for the dog and owner lookalike, whether it is painting your face or in fancy dress.

The aim of the Algarve Dog Show is to have fun and raise money for charity. The more paws through the door the more money is raised for the charity.

The 2nd Give Me the Paw Obedience Trophy

Give Me the Paw have come up with a competition which will run as part of the Algarve Dog Show each day. You can enter your dog into the competition for 3€ per dog and all money raised will go to this years charity. So what is it? There are 6 exercises, including starting position, heelwork on lead, recall, distance control, down & stay 30 seconds, sociability and general evaluation, with great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

There are 16 classes each day which are open for all to enter, there are classes for mixed breeds and pedigree so everyone is welcome. Please see list of classes. Puppies have to be over 4 months and the class is open to those aged up to 9 months. All the other classes are open to one and all. All you need to enter a class is to bring your dog, a lead and its vaccination record book. Each class is 3€ to enter with the 5th class FREE and all proceeds go to the charity.

This years chosen charity is Coraçao100dono situated near Loule and providing refuge for up to 230 animals and feeding many others on the streets.Coraçao100dono work tirelessly to provide shelter, food and medical care for these animals, while trying to find then loving forever homes. Money raised at this years show will go towards providing sterilisation and medication.

CaneUtile dog club will be doing a demonstration each day. CaneUtile is a non-profit dog sport club which has as a mission to integrate dogs in society and promote dog sports. The club has won the National Champion School’s title 8 times, and the chief trainer Celso Alves is the most titled trainer in Portugal being a worldwide reference and wining the Mondioring’s Portuguese Cup for 11 times and participating at the World Cup several times. The club helps training all dogs no matter the age or breed, doing individual and group trainings depending on each case. The club has available rehabilitation and behaviour problems’ programmes, the basic obedience programme for pet dogs and sports as Obedience, IPO and Monitoring. The club also trains and provides dogs for movies, series and other productions.

You need to bring your dog’s vaccine document. The vet will have the right to exclude you if you do not have this with you. You have to have the microchip number and up to date rabies vaccination to enter. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the class.

Best Paws Forward!

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