V, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, looks up at his master during the Cariboo Kennel Club’s sanction match for Rally Obedience at the Stampede Ground’s baseball diamond on Saturday, May 11. Patrick Davies Photo.

Cariboo Kennel Club hosts sanction match

At the Stampede Grounds’ baseball diamond dog lovers entered their dogs into a sanction match

Dozens of dogs and dog lovers met at the Stampede Grounds baseball diamond on Saturday for the Cariboo Kennel Club’s first sanction match of the year.

Meant to serve as training and practice for the dogs and their owners, the event was well attended by people and dog breeds of all kinds from Williams Lake, Quesnel and 108 Mile House. Dogs were put through their paces on a rally course to test their obedience as well as a variety of other tests and practices.

First-year Cariboo Kennel Club president Daesha Tolle, who has been involved with the club for 15 years, said that their club is open to purebred and non-purebred dogs. Typically she said as a group they just get together and train their dogs in obedience, conformation or the portion of dog shows based on looks and Rally Obedience, where dogs are taken through a course of various commands and prompts.

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“Today was a sanction match, so it’s just like a trial and it’s run on Canadian Kennel Club rules. We did a sanction match of obedience, rally obedience and conformation, which is showing the different breeds,” Tolle explained.

Typically, she said, they try to hold this event at least once a year and are planning to possibly duo another sanction match at the upcoming Williams Lake Harvest Fair. They may also do more events this year, Tolle said, with a goal to get the public more involved.

Overall, she felt they had a good turnout on both the dog and trainer side of things for this event.

“We’re always open to new members, please come and check us out. We’re just a group that likes to have a whole lot of fun with our dogs,” Tolle said.

Meetings for the club are every second Wednesday of the month at their clubhouse but Tolle said they also get together more regularly in smaller groups to practice their different sports.



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V, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, smiles for the camera during the Cariboo Kennel Club’s sanction match for Rally Obedience at the Stampede Ground’s baseball diamond on Saturday, May 11. Patrick Davies Photo.

Patrick Davies photos Lou Dobie walks her eight-year-old Belgian shepherd, Puck, through a Masters Rally Obedience attempt at the Cariboo Kennel Club’s sanction match on Saturday, May 11.

Lady Diana, a Long Haired Chihuahua, at the Cariboo Kennel Club’s sanction match on Saturday, May 11. Patrick Davies Photo.

Arrow, a nine-week-old golden retriever, was present at the Cariboo Kennel Club’s sanction match where one day she’ll be competing as a show dog.

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