Downeast Dog News

13th Annual Meet the Breeds Showcase

Tractor Supply Co
442 US Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME
Pollie Goodwin
Sep 09, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free admission and ample parking around the facilitySee various dog breeds in the flesh and furSpeak with people who know them best


This year we offer Barn Hunt demos. Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport in which a dog must use its instincts to navigate a hay-bale maze in an enclosure searching for a plastic cage containing a live rat. Barn Hunt is open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game. We offer an opportunity for visitors and their dogs to try this fast growing sport.


New this year will be Urban Canine Good Citizen in addition to regular Canine Good Citizen testing. Conducted by Nanci Hayes, testing will be from 12:30 to 1:30 only. Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town. Bring your well-behaved dog to the Meet the Breed Showcase on a buckle or slip collar and with a grooming brush and $15 to see if Rover has what it takes to be a respectable member of society. The CGC test is a 10-step test designed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to reward good-mannered dogs. For more information and the requirements to pass the CGC visit the AKC website


Please note: Although exhibitors may have one or more of their dogs present, NO PUPPIES OR DOGS ARE FOR SALE AT THIS EVENT! This is an information only event, literature and contact information will be available for you to take so you may continue your search for the perfect canine family member.


For more information about Meet the Breeds Showcase contact Pauline Goodwin at (207) 324-5400 or or visit and For the basic behaviors and requirements for CGC testing contact Nanci Hayes at or 603-662-7400.