All Ages Compete in Kennel Club Show - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

All Ages Compete in Kennel Club Show

Posted: Updated:

People travel all over the country to show dogs, in the hopes of making it to the national stage at the Westminster dog show.

Kandace Orgovan of Pittsburgh said she shows her dogs as far as Michigan, Florida and Illinois.

The Erie Kennel Club dog show made the list for about a thousand dogs and their owners this year.

"We have people come from... the tri state area, and even from Canada," said Carol Maxwell, President of the Erie Kennel Club.

Even though registration at many dog shows around the country is down, Erie's is up.

"The Erie community supports us so much... and the convention center makes it very good," said Maxwell.

That's what brought Orgovan up from the Steel City.

"This is always a great show," she said, citing the convenience of the hotel connected to the center.

Many young competitors took the stage in the Juniors category, which allows ages 9 to 18.

"I started showing and I really enjoyed it... and I was good at it, so I kept doing it," said 11 year old Carly McNellie of Medina,  Ohio.

Kassy Martin, who's also 11, and her aunt, came from East Canton, Ohio to show French Mastiffs.

"Just going into the ring... that's my favorite part," said Martin. How does such a small girl control such a big dog?

"You want to know your dogs personality and how they work... you can't let them control you," she said.

Of course everybody dreams of gold, but the young girls didn't put too much pressure on themselves.

"Just to have fun and do my best," was Carly's goal.

Kassie echoed that sentiment, saying "just stay calm and don't fret... know you did your best."

The show also runs Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation Continues

    Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation Continues

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:30:28 GMT
    On the night of February 20, 51-year-old Emery Black's life came to an end, after he became the victim of a hit-and-run. It happened in front of his house on West 15th and Liberty Streets. Six months later, Black’s neighbor Bobby Fletcher is still trying to make sense of his death. "I miss the guy,” said Fletcher. “This apartment building, it's a big complex. He cut the grass, when the snow came, he helped shovel. You don't find people like him." Police have released surveillance video of...More >>
    On the night of February 20, 51-year-old Emery Black's life came to an end, after he became the victim of a hit-and-run. It happened in front of his house on West 15th and Liberty Streets. Six months later, Black’s neighbor Bobby Fletcher is still trying to make sense of his death. "I miss the guy,” said Fletcher. “This apartment building, it's a big complex. He cut the grass, when the snow came, he helped shovel. You don't find people like him." Police have released surveillance video of...More >>
  • Dick's Fires All PGA Pros at Stores Countrywide

    Dick's Fires All PGA Pros at Stores Countrywide

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:43:26 GMT
    Dick's Sporting Goods has laid off all PGA professionals employed at golf departments across the country, adding up to more than 500 fired.More >>
    Dick's Sporting Goods has laid off all PGA professionals employed at golf departments across the country, adding up to more than 500 fired.
    More >>
  • Overnight Gunfire in the City

    Overnight Gunfire in the City

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:22:08 GMT

    Erie police are looking into the the latest rash of overnight gunfire in the city.

    More >>
    Erie police are looking into the the latest rash of overnight gunfire in the city.
    More >>
  • Teen Looks To Set Lake Erie Swim Record

    Teen Looks To Set Lake Erie Swim Record

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:42:33 GMT
    It's a swim that will shatter a record all in the name of charity.More >>
    It's a swim that will shatter a record all in the name of charity.
    More >>
  • PennDOT Raises Speed Limit On Two Major Highways

    PennDOT Raises Speed Limit On Two Major Highways

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:56:12 GMT
     It’s a treat for Pennsylvania drivers with the need for speed. Speed limits on more than 100 miles of PennDOT-managed roadways are rising to 70mph.More >>
     It’s a treat for Pennsylvania drivers with the need for speed. Speed limits on more than 100 miles of PennDOT-managed roadways are rising to 70mph.More >>
  • Erie Is Happy!

    Erie Is Happy!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:45:59 GMT
    A national survey rates Erie as unhappy but WE'RE happy as clams! Post why Erie makes you happy to this page and we'll share it with our visitors! VisitErie doesn't agree and neither do we!More >>
    A national survey rates Erie as unhappy but WE'RE happy as clams! Post why Erie makes you happy to this page and we'll share it with our visitors! VisitErie doesn't agree and neither do we!More >>
  • Second Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Two Days

    Second Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Two Days

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:50:19 GMT
    One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90.More >>
    One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90.More >>
  • LECOM Creates Concussion Clinic for Erie Athletes

    LECOM Creates Concussion Clinic for Erie Athletes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:52:40 GMT
    It's estimated over 4 million student athletes suffer from concussions every year.More >>
    It's estimated over 4 million student athletes suffer from concussions every year.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com