Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Upcoming Events

I am very proud to have my dogs be the 'ambassadors' of the Spanish Mastiff breed and wanted to post about a few upcoming events where people will have the opportunity to meet a few of these amazing dogs in person!

October 8th
Last year I was asked to host a 2 hour seminar on the effective use of Livestock Guardian dogs in the Goat industry at the National Goat Expo being held in Des Moines, Iowa and I happily accepted since I firmly believe that Livestock Guards should be an integral part of any successful goat operation.

The National Goat Expo is the first ever event of it's kind and scope and will cover all things 'goat'. There will be 30+ seminars and workshops dealing with health, nutrition, breeding, marketing, etc., over 35 vendors and many shows (including 3 National shows) for Dairy, Meat and Fiber goats.

I will be covering many topics in regards to Livestock Guardian dogs such as function, assessing your needs, expectations, training, socialization and support to name just a few, as well as a brief overview of various breeds.
I will have at least one dog with me (in the goats pen just like at home!) and possibly two, so you will have the opportunity to meet this rare and exceptional breed!

On November 4th, we will be at the Badger Kennel Club 24th annual Dog Fair held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.

This is an absolutely fabulous informational event and covers all things dog related. Seminars on nutrition, training, health, demonstrations, etc. Dozens of vendors with excellent prices on dog supplies too! This really is a fun event for dog lovers and is a fabulous opportunity for those interested in learning about new breeds to meet them in person!

Over 150 dog breeds will be represented, including 25 or more rare breeds. For the ninth year, we will once again be the breed representatives for the Spanish Mastiff. Breeds will be set up alphabetically this year instead of in their designated groups.
Thousands of people attend this event every year and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting thousands of new ones! If you are in the Tri State area, be sure to stop by and say hello to Zoe and Ivan!

Lois Jordan