Let the dogs out

There will be lots of tail wagging and reciprocal sniffing Saturday at Camana Bay as Cayman’s canines congregate for the 21st annual Humane Society Dog Show.

The show caters for canines of all persuasions, from puppies to seniors and from toys to working dogs. Of course, this being a humane society event, there are also special categories for best rescued dog as well as best Cayman dog, making sure that in at least one category locals will not lose out to imports.

The event will take place on the open piece of land next to Camana Bay off the Galleria roundabout, with pre-registration beginning at 8am before the official start of the show at 9am.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the humane society’s shelter on North Sound Road, which provides a haven for Cayman’s lost and abandoned pets.

The show will kick off with the category for best neutered male and female, followed by most personality, first time entries, junior handlers for owners under 10, puppies and seniors, best rescued dog and best costume.

One of the highlights of the day will be the best trick competition, scheduled for 10.45am, followed by the obstacle course events for large dogs and small dogs, as if life as a small dog is not enough of an obstacle to overcome already.

From there it is on to the breeds, with terriers and toys, sporting dogs and hounds, working dogs, cross breeds and finally Cayman dogs, before the qualifying dogs go on to the Best in Show competition, which will conclude the show at 1pm.