WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Kennel Club Coursing Ability Test will be held starting 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, at the Garrison Middle School activity field.
Dogs being tested will chase a lure (plastic bags) attached to a pulley over several hundred yards.
Dogs must be 12-months old or older and cannot be in season. Nonregistered and mixed breed dogs may enter if enrolled for a $19 fee plus payment of AKC dues of $19.
Day of entry fees are $25 per run. A dog may be entered twice on Saturday and once on Sunday.
Entries will close Saturday at noon for Test 1, at 4 p.m. for Test 2, and on Sunday at 1 p.m. for Test 1. For more information contact Bonnie Terrio at 503-520-0932. A video of a coursing ability test is available at classic.akc.org/events/coursing_ability_test/CAT.cfm.
The Kennel Club will also hold canine eye exams at the Community Building at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Linda Collier, DVM, Phd, DACVO, a canine ophthalmologist, will be available to evaluate your dogs eyes. The cost is $25 per dog. Bring the dog’s registration papers with you if you would like to get your dog’s eyes certified.
The Walla Walla Kennel Club Dog Show will be 8:30-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St. The Best of Breed competition will begin some time after 2:45 Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
It is free to spectate.