Shop the Dog Show!

The Great Plains Cluster three day all-breed dog show has some really great vendors coming. Even if you aren’t showing a dog come on over to the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka and shop.

Be sure to visit these Vendors:

Artist Michael Steddum. Michael does beautiful realistic portraits of dogs. You could order an original of your own. Come see his work in person. Visit his website: < http://michaelsteddum.com>

Best in Show Trolleys will be here from North Carolina. They sell the ultimate rolling crates. Any exhibitor would love to own one. Visit their site to see more styles <http://www.hydrogroom.com/category-s/128.htm>. Visit their booth at the show to see their made-in-America quality

Bark Avenue from Conroe Texas sells dog toys, tee shirts and dog treats you just can’t find at local retail stores.

Kansas City K-9 Reproduction Services will be there to help insure the future of your breeding program.

Mobile Sharpening Service can help you with those dull scissors, knives and clippers. He can work on your sharpening needs while you shop and/or watch the dog show.

Krisma Images can take a professional photographic portrait of your dog right there on site in Topeka. You can schedule your dog’s portrait ahead of time at their website. <www.krismaimages.com> Stay for Group judging and cheer for Krisma photographer Lois Greer and her Kerry Blue Terrier. They are the same pair you saw on TV when you watched the Westminster Dog Show.

Doggin’ It Designs sells awesome dog beds, crate pads and cuddle-ups for man’s best friend of any size or shape. Donna designs them herself so you won’t find these in any store.

Artist Glenda Harlan does stunning drawings of animals (google her name and see some images) and puts them on useful products like mugs and stationary. You could buy them on Etsy but why pay for shipping, buy them directly from the artist in person.

Dee’s Place offers a huge selection of pure bred dog related items, from jewelry to clothing. A great booth to shop for a gift or for yourself.

Purple Shamrock sells art and collectibles with dogs as the subject, some vintage, some new. They specialize in the hard to find breeds.

Midwest Pets is the emporium of all the things you need to show a dog. From show leads to shampoo, they’ve got what you need.

Hope to see you at the dog show.

Lori Pierson, Show Chair, Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS

Where: Kansas Expocentre, 1 Expocentre Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66612

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (May 6 thru 9, 2016)

One of the many wonderful styles available from BIS Trolley.

One of the many wonderful styles available from BIS Trolley.

Great Plains Cluster Dog Show

Can you ring steward? We could use your help during our Obedience and Rally Trials Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 and during our all-breed conformation shows on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 7 thru 9th. We will provide lunch.

Contact Lori Pierson: <sunflowerkc@gmail.com>

RESERVED GROOMING: Printed versions of the show’s Premium List have an error on the due date for reserved grooming. Reservations will be taken till Friday May 22, 2016.

Free Grooming spaces will be available in the Exhibition Hall and the Landon Arena Concourse areas. These spaces are first come first served and have limited access to electricity. There is day crating & grooming space available in the Atrium area. Dogs may not stay in the Atrium overnight.

Kansas Expocentre security requests that you label your dogs crates with your name and a phone number where you can be located in case of an emergency.

The Capitol Plaza Hotel (EVENT HOST HOTEL) is conveniently located onsite at the KS Expocentre. Reservations are still available.

Mention Sunflower Kennel Club for special rate $94.00 plus tax
One time pet fee of $50.00 (limit 4 dogs/room)
Phone reservation group code: OCK6 http://www.capitolplazahoteltopeka.com • click on reservations and then groups online group code: Sunflower16

 

Judge Butch Schulman selects his Best in Show in 2015

Judge Butch Schulman selects his Best in Show in 2015

Sunflower Kennel Club MAY MEETING

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas holds its monthly meeting for members and friends on the second Monday of nearly every month.

PLEASE NOTE: because the third day of our all-breed show weekend occurs on the second Monday of May (May 9, 2016), Sunflower Kennel Club’s May meeting will be delayed to the Wednesday (May 11, 2016) of that week. Please mark your calendar for this change.

Our next club meeting will be;

Wednesday evening: May 11, 2016
7:15 pm
Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

The June meeting is the club’s Annual Meeting. Officer and Director candidates selected by the 2016 Nominating Committee shall take their office on that day. An election is held at that June meeting if additional nominations are made for those positions. Additional nominations for Officers and Directors may be made at the May meeting. Nominations may be made by any member in attendance in May provided the person so nominated accepts when her/his name is proposed or the proposer presents to the Secretary a written statement from the proposed candidate of their willingness to serve. To be eligible for nomination to a club office a candidate must have been an active member for at least two (2) years and be current in their dues. To be eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors, a candidate must have been an active member for at least one (1) year and be current in their dues. An “active member” is defined as one who attends six (6) meetings and works at two (2) club events in a calendar year.

Join us, guests are welcome at Sunflower Kennel Club meetings!

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The Great Plains Cluster Dog Shows May 5 thru 9, 2016

Seven shows, same location in dog friendly Topeka, KS
KANSAS EXPOCENTRE COMPLEX
Landon Arena, Exhibition Hall, Agricultural Hall Maner Conference Center
THURSDAY
TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB of AMERICA National Specialty
FRIDAY
TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB of AMERICA National Specialty
SUNFLOWER KENNEL CLUB of OLATHE, KS Obedience Trial & Rally Trial
KANSAS CITY COLLIE CLUB back-to-back Specialties
IRISH SETTER CLUB of GREATER KANSAS CITY back-to-back Specialties
SATURDAY
SUNFLOWER KENNEL CLUB of OLATHE, KS
  • Conformation & Obedience Trial
  • Rally Trial
  • 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy
THREE TRAILS VIZSLA CLUB of KANSAS CITY Designated Specialty Show
HEARTLAND FRENCH BULLDOG CLUB supported entry
NATIONAL SHIBA CLUB of AMERICA supported entry
SUNDAY
SALINA KENNEL CLUB
  • Conformation & Obedience Trial
  • Rally Trial
TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB of AMERICA Supported Entry
HEARTLAND FRENCH BULLDOG CLUB supported entry
MONDAY
SUNFLOWER KENNEL CLUB of OLATHE, KS All-Breed Conformation Dog Show
HEARTLAND FRENCH BULLDOG CLUB supported entry

Contact us if you would like us to email you a reserved grooming application or a Great Plains Cluster Vendor application

Sunflower Kennel Club Westminster Watch Party February 16

In February instead of a standard club meeting SKC members gather at a local sports bar to enjoy the live, televised Westminster Dog Show together. There is a room reserved for our group. Every table and booth has a view of a TV.

Join us, everyone is welcome at Sunflower Kennel Club meetings!

Coach’s Bar & Grill 9089 W. 135th Street Overland Park, Kansas (just west of Antioch across from the HY-VEE gas station)

Tuesday night: February 16, 2016
Feel free to arrive as early as 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm 
Note: The Best in Show winner in 2015 was four year old beagle, Ch Tashtins Looking for Trouble. “Miss P” is co-owned by Eddie Dziuk of Columbia, MO who will be on our judging panel at the Great Plains Cluster May 7, 2016 in Topeka, KS at the Kansas Expocenter.

Sunflower Kennel Club 2016 Spring Dog Training Classes

Location:

Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas
Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch)

CLASSES currently running
  • Conformation Handling: 7:00 pm
Conformation handling classes. Walk in, no enrollment necessary. $10.00 per class. $8.00 for SKC members.
Prepare yourself and your dog for competition for a Champion title at the upcoming shows. Dog and handler may be any experience level but handlers need to be in control of their dog. We will work with you to fine tune your performance. Instructors will rotate.
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Title Test offered on last night of class sessions. This test is included in the cost of enrollment in obedience classes. Other dogs may attend to take the test for $10.00 per dog.
Puppies must be 3 months old and have shots.
Please bring proof of vaccination for your dog.

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS: February 2016 No Meeting, but…

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas holds its monthly meeting for members and friends on the second Monday of nearly every month.

Monday evening: February 8, 2016 Oops, no regular meeting in February!

Please join us at Coaches for our February “Westminster Watch” on Tuesday February 16, 2016. 

Watch the top show dogs in the USA on big screen TV’s, burgers and beers, what could be better?

Arrive 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm
Coaches Sports Bar
135th and Antioch (across from the Hy-Vee gas station).
Overland Park, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

puppic

Dogs are welcome too.

Please join us, everyone is welcome!