If you’re in Chicago, here’s a great chance to come out and support French Bulldog rescue, meet Lilo the foster dog, and get to know some of the great people from Chicago French Bulldog rescue.
Here’s the news from Chicago French Bulldog Rescue’s very own Mary Scheffke —
The Chicago French Bulldog Rescue is very excited about having a booth at the IKC dog show this weekend in Chicago!
We will have many limited edition items that are no longer available on line for sale at our booth, as well as our just-off-the presses brand new t-shirts and sweatshirts! They have our really cool logo on one side and “say oui to me” on the other side, and are available in many styles and colors. All sales benefit rescued Frenchies that are assisted through our rescue.
We are very excited about the show as we will have one of our available for adoption foster French Bulldogs with us at our booth, as well as some of the (now adopted) 14 French Bulldogs we recently rescued from an auction. Watch our website for some photos after the show- Kathy has made a wonderful float to pull her frenchies around in to “round up some money to help frenchies out” and they will be in a covered wagon with cowboy outfits and all!
Her husband also made us a frenchie bean bag toss to raise some money as well- so it should be a fun time for all!
For more info, visit our rescue website : http://www.frenchieporvous.org
Sounds like a great time! I hope someone posts photos and video!
The International Kennel Club Dog Show takes place this weekend, Saturday Feb 21. and Sunday Feb. 22, at McCormick Place, Chicago.
You can download and print a $2 off admission coupon from the IKC website.
The IKC show is one of the few remaining benched shows in North America, other than Westminster and the Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show (better known by its more informal name, Cobo Hall). A ‘benched show’ means that, when the dogs are not in the ring being judged, they must remain in a designated benching area that is set up by breed. At most shows, many competitors show up just before ring time, and leave almost immediately afterwards. This doesn’t give spectators much time to find them and ask questions. At a benched show, all the French Bulldogs will be in one area – it’s a really great chance to speak to breeders, meet dogs and (as we noted above) learn about breed rescue.
Speaking of Cobo Hall in Detroit, guess who’s going? Yup – our little Dexter is entered! Go on out, and give him a kiss from his mommy. Since Dexter is being shown by a handler, he’ll be benched in the ‘handler’s benching area’, rather than with the rest of the Frenchies. Handler benching – that’s another story altogether.
You’ll still be able to track him down if you want to – I’ll be posting ring times for Frenchies here in the blog.