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Riverhead Kennel Club Match Dog Show to be Held May 14 at Long Island Game Farm

(Manorville, NY) - Long Island Game Farm - Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo is hosting the Riverhead Kennel Club's Spring Match Show & Obedience with Rally at its parking lot on May 14 at 9 ...

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(Manorville, NY) - Long Island Game Farm - Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo is hosting the Riverhead Kennel Club's Spring Match Show & Obedience with Rally at its parking lot on May 14 at 9 a.m. This is a rain-or-shine event. Entries will be taken from 9-11 a.m.

More than 200 dogs are expected to take part in this special competition. Although the dogs will be judged based on American Kennel Club standards, this is an exhibition, so no points will be awarded.

Obedience judging starts at 9:30 a.m. for the Utility, Open and Novice categories. In Obedience, dogs must perform commands given by their masters. This is followed by the judging for Rally in the Novice, Advanced and Excellent categories. In a rally, the dog and its owner must run through a course with a variety of designated stations that tell them the next skill to be performed.

Junior Showmanship judging starts at 11:30 a.m. Judging on conformation - in which dogs will be judged based on their characteristics which most closely conform to AKC standards - begins at noon. Judged categories at this time include Hounds & Pee Wee Junior Showmanship; Herding & Working; Terriers; Sporting & Non-Sporting; Toys & Junior Showmanship; Best Puppy in Show; Best Adult in Match; and Best in Match.

"We are pleased to have this wonderful event at the Long Island Game Farm," said Melinda Novak, Vice President/Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. "The Riverhead Kennel Club needed a venue and we were happy to oblige. We at the Game Farm love dogs and urge everyone to come down and see these wonderful animals."

Entry fees are $10 per entry and $5 for Junior Showmanship. Those who wish to attend the event as spectators must park on the left side of the field and bring their own food.

For more information about the Long Island Game Farm, call (631) 878-6670, or visit

The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island. Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.