Barn Hunt and Creative Dog Grooming join dog show events for the first time.
The Barn Hunt is a unique competition — open to any dog — that tests the canine’s instinctive ability to hunt, in this case, rats. Yes, rats. Specifically, this event tests a dog’s ability to sniff and search out a live rat safely secured in a metal tube hidden inside a course made of hay.
Creative Dog Grooming is a mesmerizing exhibition, which showcases the talents of highly skilled dog groomers. Equipped with colored chalk, hair spray, and wild imaginations, contestants sculpt their dogs’ fur into works of art and weirdness. You may see dogs that looks strangely like pandas, ponies, lions, giraffes, pirates of the Caribbean or favorite cartoon or video game characters. Get your smartphones ready to snap some unbelievable pictures!