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Greenville Kennel Club Dog Show

Twice a year, the Greenville Kennel Club holds their Dog Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. During each show, more than 3,000 dogs, their owners and professional handlers attend. An American Kennel Club sanctioned event, the Greenville Kennel Club Dog Show features dozens of breeds in obedience, handling and rally trials, and includes vendors offering magazines, books, food, toys and other pet-related products and services. Visitors to the Greenville Dog Show who are looking to become a dog owner themselves have the opportunity to get information from breeders and owners about certain breeds before purchasing a pet. The three-day event also includes a Junior Showman Competition, in which children ages 10-18 compete for prizes by displaying their skills in handling their own dogs. In this video, viewers hear from Linda Knorr, a Greenville, South Carolina delegate to the American Kennel Club. They will also meet Bob Vandiver, show chairman of the Greenville Kennel Club, who talks about the economic impact of the Greenville dog shows. Estimates indicate that each Greenville Kennel Club Dog Show at the Carolina First Center brings more than $1 million to the local economy. Viewers also see an exhibition by the K-9 unit of the Greenville County Sheriffs Department. Admission to the Greenville Kennel Club Dog Show is free. The next show will be held at Carolina First Center in February 2010.