UKC Total Dog Invitational
The UKC Total Dog Invitational event is the most distinguished event for Total Dogs, giving those hardworking dogs and owners the chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000 at the Shreveport Convention Center.
The three-day event will kick on Thursday with Weight Pull, Agility, and Nosework. On Friday, dogs can compete in Obedience and Rally Obedience. Dogs will earn performance points based on their qualifying scores. The event will conclude on Saturday with conformation and a formal awards dinner. Dogs that have qualified in at least one performance event will compete in a randomly selected conformation group where they will earn conformation points. Performance and conformation points will be calculated, and the top ten dogs will be announced at the evenings banquet.
This event is FREE for the public to attend at the Shreveport Convention Center!
Thursday – 10/21
8:00 AM – Nosework
9:30 AM – Agility
12:00 PM – Weight Pull
Friday – 10/22
8:30 AM – Obedience
11:00 AM – Rally Obedience
Saturday – 10/23
9:00 AM – Conformation Dog Show
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL UKC TOTAL DOG INVITATIONAL
More than 100 dog and handler teams from across the country to compete in
Shreveport, LA., in United Kennel Club Total Dog Invitational Event
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 15, 2021– United Kennel Club (UKC), officially announces plans to hold their 2021 Total Dog Invitational, a $20,000 purse event, in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, October 21-23, 2021. The 2021 event will be the first annual UKC Total Dog Invitational, and UKC is pleased to welcome their dedicated competitors to the host city of Shreveport.
The UKC Total Dog Invitational, presented with UKC’s Official Performance Dog Nutrition Partner, Eukanuba, required dog & handler teams to qualify in the prior competition year to earn an invite to the prestigious three-day event. In Shreveport, more than 100 qualified teams will be put to the test in a variety of performance dog sports, such as Agility, Obedience, and Conformation, to accumulate points throughout the competition. During a formal banquet on Saturday, October 23rd, the overall winner of $10,000 will be announced!
Founded in 1898, UKC’s dedication to performance and sporting dogs for over 120 years has garnered millions of registered dogs, 20,000 breeders, more than 3,400 clubs and a variety of industry-leading publications, making it the leading performance dog sports organization in the world. The UKC Total Dog Invitational is a prime example of Dogs That Do More™ .
Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana makes an ideal home for this national level event. Boasting riverfront shopping, year-round festivals, golf courses, outdoor recreation, zip-lining, skydiving, flyboarding, museums and arts, UKC Total Dog competitors are sure to enjoy their getaway. UKC exhibitors and their four-legged partners will find an inviting and dog-friendly environment.
“UKC has been pioneering competition dog sports and showcasing the dog-human bond for decades,” UKC Director of Major Events, Nicole Sedlecky, said.
“We are thrilled to work with Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission in creating a memorable event for our exhibitors. Shreveport-Bossier offers everything needed to host a top-notch national level event,” Sedlecky added.
“We are excited to work with the United Kennel Club,” said Sara Aymond, Director of Sales and Events. “We will deliver world class hospitality here in the heart of Sportsman’s Paradise.”
To find out more about UKC events & dog registration, call or visit our website:
United Kennel Club, 100 E. Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo MI 49002-5584, www.ukcdogs.com