04 January 2017

Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show Returns To RiverCentre

The Land O'Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show is returning to St. Paul's RiverCentre this weekend, Kylie Bearse reports (8:16). WCCO This Morning – Jan. 4, 2017.

THIS IS A NEAT SHOW.

IT IS DOWNTOWN. THERE IS A LOT OF OTHER ACTIVITIES GOING ON. IT IS NOT JUST A DOG SHOW. WE'LL HAVE A SEARCH-AND-RESCUE. WE'LL HAVE DANCING DOGS. WE'LL HAVE SOME OTHER STUFF TO LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE PUREBRED SPORT IS ABOUT. IT IS MORE THAN JUST DOGS RUNNING AROUND IN THAT RING. PEOPLE CAN NOT BRING THEIR DOGS BUT THEY CAN COME AND ENJOY. THEY CAN COME. LET'S MEET A COUPLE OTHER DOGS WE HAVE HERE. THIS IS DOC AND DOC'S MOM. DOC IS BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS A TERRIER. THIS IS THE TOTO DOG. EXACTLY. DOC, SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF. THERE HE GOES. COME BACK UP. AWE, VERY GOOD, DOC, WELL DONE. WE ALREADY MET COLT. WE HAVE NOT MET CHERYL. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING.

TELL US ABOUT COLT. COLT IS A 2-YEAR-OLD PUG. HE IS WORKING ON HIS GRAND CHAMPION. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY? IT MEANS HE'S FINISHED HIS CHAMPIONSHIP AND AKC RECENTLY ADDED A GRAND CHAMPION. IT IS JUST TO HAVE MORE FUN SHOWING YOUR DOGS. WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR COLT WHEN HE IS THERE AND SHOWING? HE REALLY LIKES IT. HE HAS A GOOD TIME. HE LIKES BEING AROUND THE OTHER DOGS. HE THINKS HE IS A BIG DOG. I LOVE IT. THEN WE HAVE TWO MORE OF THESE TORIERS OVER HERE. COME CLOSER. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE DOG SHOWS? BEING WITH OR PEOPLE WITH DOGS AND SHARING IT. YOU GET REALLY CLOSE TO YOUR DOG. CAN RAMBO DO A TRICK? HE IS WITH POPPY NOW. WE'LL GIVE IT A GO.

LET'S SEE. THE TWO TOGETHER. WE'LL SAVE RAMBO FOR THE 6:00 HOUR. WE HAVE MORE TRICKS THAT WILL BE COMING UP. I KNOW IT IS HARD WHEN YOU ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR DOG. IT IS. LET'S GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION FOR THE DOG SHOW SO THAT YOU CAN MEET THESE BREEDS UP CLOSE. DOG SHOW IS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AT THE ST. PAUL RIVER CENTER. TICKETS ARE $9 FOR ADULTS. KIDS AGE 12 AND UNDER IS $5. WE HAVE A LINK AT OUR WEBSITE WCCO.COM/LINKS. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN EVERYONE. EVERYONE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB GETTING ALONG SO WELL. THAT'S TOUGH. WE HAVE FIVE DOGS HERE. THEY DID GREAT. THE BLACK FLOOR SOMETIMES FREAKS OUT DOGS. THEY HAVE ALL DONE WELL.

THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL DOGS THOUGH. YOU'LL WANT ALL THE LAYERS AS YOU HEAD OUT ON THE ROADS THIS THIS MORNING. WE HAVE A FULL HOUSE THIS MORNING. THIS WEEKEND YOUNG DOG HANDLERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL COMPETE FOR A SPOT IN THE NATIONAL FINALS. IT IS PART OF THE LAND O'LAKES KENNEL DOG CLUB SHOW. WE ARE EXCITED. WE HAVE QUITE A RANGE OF DOGS TO INTRODUCE YOU TO. I WANT TO START WITH GARY. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. ME ABOUT THERE DOG SHOW. IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DOG SHOWS IN THE TWIN CITIES THIS YEAR. IT IS AT THE ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THERE ARE SPECIALTIES ON FRIDAY. IF YOU WANTED TO COME DOWN ON FRIDAY IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO BRING THE FAMILY.

IT WILL BE A COLD WEEKEND. YOU CAN COME INSIDE AND SEE 1500 DOGS. 160 DIFFERENT BREEDS. TELL ME ABOUT HER. SITKA GRAND CHAMPION. SHE IS A 5-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. SHE WILL NOT BE COMPETING BUT HER DAUGHTER AND BROTHER WILL. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS SHOW AND GETTING PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE IT? IT IS A GREAT COMMUNITY. WE ARE ALL ABOUT DOGS. THEY'LL BE A LOT OF EDUCATION. IT IS A GREAT PLACE, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG TO COME DOWN AND SEE THE DOGS. TALK TO BREEDERS. UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DIFFERENT BREEDS ARE LIKE. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES. WE'LL HAVE DOG SHOW TOURS. YOU CAN GO AROUND AND MEET THE BREEDERS. WE'LL HAVE A MEET THE BREED SEGMENT. IT WILL BE A GREAT PLACE TO COME.

WONDERFUL. LET'S MEET A COUPLE OTHER BREEDS. WE HAVE TO START WITH THIS BIG GUY TO MY RIGHT. THIS IS BISHOP AND NICOLE. GOOD MORNING. TELL KNOW ABOUT BISHOP. HE IS CLEARLY THE BIGGEST DOG. HE IS A 4-YEAR-OLD FAWN GREAT DANE. HE IS A GRAND CHAMPION. WE ARE ACTIVE IN VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE LOCAL RESCUE. HE IS A THERAPY DOG. ARE PEOPLE FREAKED OUT WHEN THEY MEET HIM? AT FIRST THEY ARE SUPER INTERESTED. THEY WANT TO GET CLOSE. ONCE THEY GET IN THEY ARE OVERWHELMED BY HIS SIZE. HE IS A GENTLE GIANT. THOUSAND BIG IS HE? 174-POUNDS. HE IS SO KIND. HE IS VERY FOCUSED THIS MORNING. I LOVE THAT LOOK.

WORKING ITS FOR THE CAMERA THIS MORNING. NOW WE ARE GOING FROM THE BIGGEST DOG TO ONE OF THE SMALLER DOGS. GOOD MORNING. TELL ME ABOUT COLT. THIS IS COLT. HE IS A 2-YEAR-OLD PUG. HE'S WORKING ON HIS GRAND CHAMPION. COMB WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE THIS MORNING. I'M GOING TO SNEAK OVER. WE WANT TO MEET DOC. DOC IS A TERRIER. HE IS THREE YEARS OLD. HE IS A CHAMPION ALSO. HE HAS TITLES IN MANY OTHER VENUES LIKE OBEDIENCE AND BARN HUNT. HE IS SO SWEET. WE HAVE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO HARPER. HARPER IS A 2-YEAR-OLD CHAMPION. SHE IS A SHEEP DOG. I LOVE IT. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL. THAT'S COAT IS FANTASTIC.

WE HAVE ANOTHER TOTAL LOOK ALIKE THIS MORNING. TELL KNOW ABOUT RAMBO. THESE NINE. HE IS A GRAND CHAMPION. RETIRED. HIS DAUGHTER WILL BE SHOWING THIS WEEKEND. RAMBO IS GOING TO DO A TRICK FOR US? OH, VERY GOOD. WONDERFUL. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMING IN AND GETTING UP EARLY. ALL THE PUPS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. LET'S GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION. IF WITHDREW WANT TO COME -- YOU WANT TO MEET THE BREEDS DOG SHOW IS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THE HOURS VARY EACH DAY. WE PUT A LINK WITH THAT INFORMATION AT WCCO.COM. WE WANT TO REMINDED EVERYONE YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR OWN DOG. JUST COME AND MEET THE NEW DOGS. THEY WERE GREAT WITH ALL THE TRICKS AND SIZES. VERY NICE. WE WERE GOING TO PICK A WINNER