Flyball is a relay race sport where each dog runs a course of four jumps to trigger a box loaded with a ball, then catch the ball and return over four jumps with the next teammate ready to run.
Flight Pack Flyball Club of Seattle will present the demo. Some of the breeds in the club include Basenji, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Shiba Inu, Border Collie, Papillon, Miniature Australian Shepherd, Xoloitzcuintli, Boston Terrier and All-American Dogs.
Another big feature will be Amy Trotter, the pig that will compete nose-to-snout on AKC Rally-style courses in the Family Dog Training Center of Kent’s demonstration performances both days. Amy has made numerous television appearances, both local and national, the past two years, showing her prowess in both conformation and agility exercises. She has been a big hit at these shows in 2015 and 2016.
The lone new breed to be exhibited in conformation this year will be the Pumi, an ancient Hungarian herding breed. Sporting a wavy, curly coat, it is noted for its intelligence, willingness to work and quick learning ability. It is an ideal companion for the active family and an excellent candidate for a wide mix of dog sports. It will compete in the Herding Group.
The facility opens at 7:30 am both days for attendees, who are encouraged to reference the judging program for the exhibition schedule. Admission is adults $14, children under 4 free, children 4-14 $7 and seniors over 62 and military with proper ID $12. Certified service dogs will be admitted on the premises, but dogs not competing will not be allowed.
Show information will be updated regularly in coming weeks on the show’s web site, http://seattledogshow.org.
Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC