2019 North Star Puppy and Handler Contestant Application Now Available

The contestant application for the 2019 North Star Puppy and Handler Contests is now available on the contest website (northstarpahweekend.org). The application will remain available until Friday, February 15, 2019, or until the maximum number of contestants is reached.

The contests are limited to a total of 12 contestants. If there is only one contestant in a given category (i.e., […]

North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend Rescheduled to March 8-10, 2019

In consideration of unexpected conflicts, the North Star Kennel Club today announced that the inaugural North Star Puppy & North Star Handler contests will be rescheduled to March 8-10, 2019.

Weekend planning committee Chair Randy Ingram-Lile said, “We have decided to position ourselves in the middle of March between the traditional dates for Twin Cities Leather Weekend and Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend.  We feel the addition of North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend will help promote the bookend contests as well as Minneapolis and our region.”

We are excited to partner with the eagleBOLTbar to host a weekend centered on the Puppy and Handler community.  The North Star Puppy and North Star Handler contests will showcase the breadth of talent that exists within our Puppy and Handler community and will be positioned to be the premier Puppy and Handler contests within the North Star Kennel Club’s home region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba, and Ontario.

For the latest information and updates, follow us on the web at northstarkennelclub.org, on Facebook at @northstarkennelclub, or on Twitter at @nstarkennelclub.

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North Star Kennel Club to Produce First-Ever Puppy and Handler Contests in Minnesota in 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – The North Star Kennel Club is pleased to announce that in 2018 it will produce the first-ever puppy and handler contests in Minnesota during the inaugural North Star Pup & Handler Weekend in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

The North Star Puppy and North Star Handler contests will showcase the breadth of talent that exists within our Pup & Handler community and will be positioned to be the premier Puppy and Handler contests within the North Star Kennel Club’s home region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba & Ontario.

Pup Bruizer, chairpuppy of the North Star Kennel Club said, “We are thrilled to respond to our local community’s demand for a Puppy and Handler contest in Minneapolis! As an all-volunteer, community-based nonprofit organization and as the hometown Puppy and Handler club, we are honored to be able to bring this pup-centered weekend into reality for our members and our community.”

The North Star Kennel Club is currently evaluating various venues and is working with its partners in the community, as well as with peer events across the country, to select the optimal weekend to host North Star Pup & Handler Weekend 2018.

Watch for more details to come regarding this exciting new event.

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