Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show Raises The Woof of the RI Convention Center After 100 Years in Boston

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One of the nation's largest American Kennel Club events brings holiday shopping and "Best In Show" excitement for the whole family to downtown Providence. Over 2,000 purebred show dogs will compete each day for Best In Show recognition, and dog lovers can shop at over 100 booths for high-quality holiday items.

Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show (http://www.baycolonydogshow.com) is one of the nation's largest American Kennel Club (AKC) dog events, and is moving to Providence after 100 years in Boston. Sponsored by Pedigree, this four-day show will be held December 3-6, 2009 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street in downtown Providence. Vendor booths are still available for family and dog-friendly product and service providers.

The Bay Colony Dog Show brings over 8,000 competitors and over 20,000 spectators and holiday shopping vendors to the RICC and to the area. "Meet the Breed" and childrens activities are planned in addition to conformation and specialty shows.

A nonprofit organization promoting responsible dog breeding and ownership, Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show is managed by volunteers from three AKC purebred dog organizations: Middlesex County Kennel Club, Ladies Dog Club, and Eastern Dog Club. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $12 adults/seniors, $7 children with a discount coupon on the show's website.

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