The Moore County Kennel Club will hold its annual AKC-licensed All-Breed Dog Show in Pinehurst on May 4 and 5, at the Polo Fields (behind the Pinehurst Harness Track). 1,500 dogs will compete each day for the Best in Show, Best of Breed, Best of Group, Best Owner-Handled, Best 4-6 Month Puppy and more.

“We are delighted to welcome spectators back to Moore County Kennel Club’s annual All-Breed Dog Show in Pinehurst,” said show chairperson Betty Chapman. “Not only is this a fun activity for families, but it is the perfect place to talk to breed experts about topics such as training, grooming and the right breed for your lifestyle. An AKC dog show is also a great place to start your search for a responsible breeder.”

The event will also feature working dog demonstrations, including the Southern Pines Police Department K9 officers on Saturday, and kennel club member Ellen Mantel Pfann and her German shepherd Brielle demonstrating competition level obedience on Sunday.

Attendees will also be able to shop at the merchant tent. Breakfast and lunch items will also be available for purchase. Low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchip clinics are open to the public.

Admission is $5 per car or golf cart, from 7:30 until Best In Show, at approximately 4-5 p.m. each day. Unentered dogs are not admitted, unless attending the rabies and microchip clinics.

Since 2019, Moore County Kennel Club has donated over $110,000 to dog-related charities, including the Moore County Spay and Neuter Clinic, Moore County’s Pet Responsibility Committee, Veterinary Student Scholarships at NC State Vet School and Central Carolina Community College.

For more information, visit Details of times of day for specific breeds, the medical clinics and other activities will be available on the website by May 1.

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