BHA Dog Show same weekend as Brooklyn Book Festival, Summer Space
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Heights has talent -– and we’re talking about its dogs.
The fourth annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show (maybe not the most official dog show in the world but certainly the cutest) will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on Montague Street, the same weekend as the Brooklyn Book Festival and Montague Street’s Summer Space.
The Brooklyn Heights Association, which sponsors the event, awards prizes in the categories “Most Talented,” “Best Kisser” (replacing “Most Affectionate”), “Cutest Outfit,” “Cutest Dog Duo,” “Cutest Puppy,” “Most Talkative,” “Best Behaved Dog,” “Cutest Small Dog,” “Best Looking Medium Dog” and “Sweetest Big Dog.” Each category winner will go on to compete for Best in Show, determined by audience applause.
Last year the battle for the title of Most Affectionate was especially hard-fought, with dogs and masters hugging, licking and kissing like crazy before the panel of three judges
The show is held in the middle of Montague Street, between Hicks and Henry, in front of Pet's Emporium and Hotel Bossert. Montague Street will be closed to traffic for Summer Space, a daylong celebration sponsored by the Montague Street BID.
“This is not the Westminster Dog Show. Whether pure-bred or mixed breed -- it doesn't matter,” says BHA. “We want them all to be winners.”
Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://thebha.org. On show day, check-in runs from 2 – 2:45 p.m. Contest entry fee is $10 per dog for non-BHA members and free for members. (If you join the BHA now, they’ll waive the fee.) Registration will stay open until September 19 at 6 p.m.
The first 50 dogs to pre-register will receive complimentary treat bags donated by Perfect Paws, Pet's Emporium, Rocco and Jezebel For Pets. The First, Second and Third Place winners will be given prize certificates. The owner of the Best in Show Dog will receive a gift certificate donated by Le Pain Quotidien, 121 Montague Street.
The Issue Project Room is providing a sound system for the show, and Ashley Kalmar is filming the show video. For more information, visit BHA’s website or call 718-858-9193.