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CosmoDoggyNews: Montreal International Dog Show


Doris, a very affectionate
British Bulldog who participated
in the show
.
Last Sunday, CosmoDoggyLand covered the 2012 Montreal's International Dog Show. This event, organized by the United Kennel Club and sponsored by Eukanuba, offered great awards for its participants, such as a $15,000 grand cash prize and $5,000 in other prizes.                 

The three-day event began on Friday, November 2nd, and was held at Place Bonaventure in the heart of Downtown Montreal. The French flair and multiculturalism of the city allowed visitors to discover its charm in the welcoming atmosphere of this show, which included four Obedience Trials, two Rally Obedience Trials, and three Conformation Shows.
Ch Debessiere Valentino Mi Amor 
the Miniature Schnauzer who won
 Best Puppy In Show
(Conformation Show) on Sunday, 
and his handler Nicole Vaillancourt.







The show gathered numerous trainers, breeders, dog lovers, and incredible canines of different breeds, such as Pekingese, Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Bearded Collie, Pointer, German Shepherd, American Cocker Spaniel, Basenji, Siberian Husky, Beagle, Samoyed and many more, coming from different parts of Canada and the United States.











Among the attendees, there were also dogs and representatives from organizations like the MIRA Foundation and Therapeutic Paws of Canada who showcased they do to make a difference.


Three MIRA service dogs and their trainers. MIRA Foundation matches handicapped individuals with guide and companion dogs trained to satisfy their needs.


Chico, a Shih Tzu who volunteers as a therapy dog
for Therapeutic Paws of Canada, participates in the senior visitation programs of this organization
.
Willow & Lian







Willow (13) and her daughter Lian (9), two wonderful volunteer therapy dogs working for Therapeutic Paws of Canada.


They participate in Paws to Read, a program designed to help children improve their reading skills, as well as in the senior visitation program.











Participants Fleur, Sky and Éklips and their handlers at the Montreal International Dog Show.

---> Click here to see the results and for more information regarding the competitors

---> Click here for the French version of this post

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