Any and All Dog Show returns to Harmon Field Oct. 7

Published 8:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club will host the 85th annual Any and All Dog Show from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Harmon Field.

This year’s event will include exhibitions by local canine experts, food vendors, games and activities for kids of all ages — and the dog show itself, where every dog has its day.   

The Any and All Dog Show will again feature many favorite classes, such as “Best Trick,” “Dog with the Waggiest Tail,” “Best Costume,” “Dog That Looks Most Like Its Owner,” “Dog That Would Rather Be At Home” and “Best Rescue/Adopted Dog.” 

There will be prizes for human and canine alike at The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s 85th annual Any and All Dog Show, which will take place Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

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Ribbons will be awarded to dogs shown by both children and adults, so guests are welcome to bring their pup, come out and put their best paw forward.  

Goodie bags with gifts for both humans and dogs alike will be provided for all registered participants, thanks to event sponsors. 

Registration for the show will begin at 12:30 p.m., and demonstrations and activities will start at 1 p.m. The dog show classes will start around 2:30 p.m. 

In addition to the dog show, the afternoon will include demonstrations by local K-9 dogs Rento and Karak (and their handlers, Jared McFall and Josh Kujawa), as well as by Allison Andrews, of Foothills Canine Academy; interactive activities such as painting a dog bowl and decorating a mini pumpkin for the season; a face painting and fingernail polishing station; and games such as Go Fish.

All proceeds from the dog show will benefit local organizations.  As in previous years, donations will be made to the Foothills Humane Society Shelter and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in support of the K-9 unit. 

Over the past two years, the club has raised over $10,000, which has been split between these two local organizations.

For more information or to volunteer, people may contact

– Submitted by Drew Brannon