What: “Heart of the Desert Classic” AKC sanctioned All Breed Dog Show, with Conformation and Obedience competitions. If you are a “dog person”, this photo shoot is for you!
When: Saturday, February 2, 2019. Depart SCG at 7:00 am. Judging begins at 8:00 am and runs throughout the day. Return to SCG around 3:00.
Where: AZ State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. Judging rings and grooming areas will be in the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. Additional judging rings and vendors will be outdoors in a grassy area adjacent to the Coliseum. Ample parking available in several parking lots. See a fairgrounds map
Photo Shoot Leader: Peggy Boike
Who: Registration open to all Club Members.
What to expect: There will be over 1,500 dogs of all breeds competing in conformation (like dog shows you have seen on TV), and about 125 dogs running through obedience exercises (heeling, retrieving and jumping over hurdles).
Vendors will be selling everything imaginable related to dogs. There will also be food vendors (hamburgers, hot dogs). Although the Coliseum has tons of bleacher seating, people won’t be sitting there. You will be standing or sitting right next to the show rings or wandering around the grooming area and talking to the breeders of your favorite breeds, or checking out the amazing variety of doggie merchandise that the vendors are selling. There will be folding chairs available if you choose to just sit in one place and watch the hounds, or the sporting dogs or the terriers or ….
Camera Equipment is optional, but if you do bring your camera, photo ops include lots of people shots, dogs being groomed, breeders walking around with their dogs in their arms or on leash or waiting at ringside chatting with their competitors, then showing their dogs to the judge in the ring, and spectators young and old. Action shots include dogs jumping over hurdles with dumbbells in their mouths or sniffing articles for scent retrieval exercises in the obedience rings. Camera lens suggestions - medium range telephoto, wide angle, normal lens.
Costs: $20 for gas and parking fee shared among riders. Participants will be responsible for costs of their own food and beverages.
Car Pools: Meet in the parking lot on the south side of Remington Dr. furthest from Angela’s at 6:45 am to form carpools and depart by 7:00 am.
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019 and please indicate if you are willing to drive.
This photo shoot will be available for registration starting Sunday December 16, 2018.