Dog Show News...

Click here for info about our 79th Annual Dog Show

-Registration for this year's show is now open-
-Registration closes on February 3-

View the results from our 2009 show here

Dog Show Committee Chairman            MSG Ed Connors

AKC Delegate           LTC John O'Connell

About the Foot Guard Dog Show...

Since the 1920’s, the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard Athletic Association has sponsored, with a small number of exceptions, an annual AKC sanctioned dog show. The current format of the show is All Breed, Obedience and Junior Showmanship (AB/O/JSHW). Dogs entered in our show compete for championship points. We generally have around 1200 dogs entered in our show representing all seven groups (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding) and representing about 140 different breeds. These entrants come from all over the United States and Canada.

Our show is held, generally, on the third Sunday in February of the year. We partner with the Elm City Kennel Club, who holds their show the day prior to ours and we use the same venue. For the past several years, that venue has been the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The Hartford Obedience Training Club runs the obedience trials at our show.

Our dog show superintendent is MB-F, Inc. of Greensboro, NC, one of the premier dog show producers and managers in the United States.

Some of the proceeds of our dog show are used to fund two scholarships that are given to pre-veterinary students at the University of Connecticut; one attending the School of Agriculture and one attending the School of Natural Resources.

In addition to our AKC sanctioned show, we also hold a match dog show sometime in late September or early October. This is an informal or ‘practice’ show so no championship points are awarded. Instead, it is an opportunity for dogs and handlers to learn how to show. Our match show is held and the First Company Governor’s Horse Guard reservation in Avon, CT.

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Related links
Hartford Obedience Training Club
Elm City Kennel Club
MB-F Inc.

This page created and maintained by SSG Mark Boudreau
Last Update: 2009-12-28