Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows

Anyone who’s seen the mockumentary Best in Show knows there’s a breed of humans who take their four-legged friends seriously. Very, very seriously. But the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows promises much more than just overweight handlers jogging their precious pooches around a circle. Along with breed judging and obedience contests, dogs will compete in obstacle course, flyball and Frisbee-catching events. Vendors will sell all manner of doggie items (stock up on those dead possum-flavored bones!), and clinics on dog health, grooming and training will keep that canine happy.

And if the only current occupant of your doghouse is a shamed husband, you can get advice on choosing the right pet for yourself at the “Meet the Breed” seminars. Just be sure to stay away from any mutt named “Cujo.” 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Reliant Center, 8400 Kirby. For information, call 713-824-4968 or visit www.reliantdogshows.com. $5 to $10
Thu., July 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., July 18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., July 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., July 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 2008

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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