If you love dogs, this is your Super Bowl week. The Westminster Dog Show gets underway and you can watch it with others who share your passion.
The Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa is hosting it’s annual “Westminster Wine Tasting Party” in conjunction with Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Club members will be cheering on their favorite breeds and dogs that are competing in this year’s Westminster Kennel Club AKC All-Breed Dog Show. “Westminster,” a New York City high-society event, is synonymous with the glamorous and exciting sport of dog showing.
The Westminster show dates back to 1877 and is considered one of the top dog events in the world. The final judging for “Best in Show” at Westminster will be televised live on the USA Television Network at 8:00 p.m., EST on Tuesday, February 12th.
Tulsa club members who are attending this watch party will also be choosing “Best in Show” wines during the evening celebration and broadcast.
The Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa (MCKC) is dedicated to responsible dog ownership. A philanthropic local organization dating back 75 years, the club focuses on the welfare of people and dogs through education, training seminars and legislation.
Each year the club hosts the “Tulsa Round-Up of Dog Shows,” which draws approximately 2,000 AKC registered dogs and their handlers from across the United States. This dog show is the primary fund-raiser for MCKC and is free to the public.
The monies raised are distributed to worthy local groups such as the SPCA, the Humane Society of Tulsa, the City of Tulsa Animal Shelter, Therapetics, and area canine search and rescue organizations. The club also supports the Oklahoma State School of Veterinary Medicine and the American Kennel Club‘s “Take The Lead” Foundation.
WHAT: Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa “Westminster Wine Tasting Party”
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. through “Best In Show” judging at the Westminster Kennel Club AKC All-Breed Dog Show
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Lori Finlayson, President