AKC Educational Match and OES Breed Booth

Held on a beautiful spring day, Saturday, June 19, the AKC Educational Match proved once again to be a successful event. The annual event is held to promote the public's knowledge of various AKC recognized dog breeds and allows the opportunity for learning the skills to handle your dog in a show ring. Numerous breed booths greeted guests and attendees with information about their breeds and an opportunity the meet and greet with owners, breeders and the dogs themselves. The GPOESC booth was manned by Jeff & Priscilla Menzel, Joanna Smith and Jerry and Belinda Holcombe. Along with operating the breed booth each participating breed club provided 2 or more hours of volunteer time to the general needs of the event. There were several club members that visited and walked the event in a causual walkabout, and many others visited the booth to pet the OES and learn more about our breed.