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Wednesday September 12th, 2012

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2011 ‘Meet the Dog Breeds’ Show Champion – Wheaton Terrier – in front of the Homestead’s barn

The John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area is going to the dogs once again on Sunday September 16th as the Homestead hosts its second annual Meet the Dog Breeds event.

Several different breeds will be featured at this event; dogs of all different shapes and sizes. “Some will display their talents in our demonstration rings throughout the day, including retrieving, agility, obedience, free style and more!” says Homestead Curator Janet Cobban. “We are even hoping to feature some working dogs demonstrating their special skills this year.”

Visitors will also be able to tour the 1842 house and outbuildings, as well as stroll the grounds to meet with owners and breeders. The Essex County Kennel Club will also hosting a fun match for the dogs that day. Be sure to come out and cheer on your favourite breed.

The Kingsville Lions will be hosting a food booth with a special menu item to complement the event’s theme – a chili dog. There will be a special display of dog related artifacts inside of the historic house including items from the Homestead’s collection and the Windsor’s Community Museum, which is currently hosting a dog-themed exhibit ‘Woof! Woof! Hot Diggity Doggy’ which ongoing to September 30th.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 – 16, no fee for children ages 2 and under. Family Maximum is $20.

The Homestead is located at 915 County Road 50, east of Colchester at the corner of Iler Road.

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