Vacationland Dog Club

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Events and Meetings


Third Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 PM
The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME. See our Membership page for more information and directions.

Meet the Breeds



Hosted by

Vacationland Dog Club, Inc &

York County Kennel Club of Maine, Inc 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tractor Supply Co.

US Rt 1 in Scarborough, Maine 

10am to 3pm

  • Free admission and ample parking around the facility

  • See various dog breeds in the flesh and fur

  • Speak 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 at

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.

Founded in 1945, Vacationland Dog Club, Inc is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs through public education and responsible dog ownership. For more information on upcoming events, becoming a member or checking the latest club news and events, go to

York County Kennel Club of Maine, Inc is a not-for-profit organization whose goals are to protect and advance the interests of purebred dogs through AKC performance events and community education activities. For more information about this show cluster, directions to Wassamki Springs or any of the featured dog clubs go to