Sunday, June 5
Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT
11am to 2pm
Use the Main Entrance: 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville
Rain or Shine
ALL DOGS WELCOME!
Live Music & Food
The Little Guild's Great Country Mutt Show will be held rain or shine on Sunday, June 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. Free and open to the public the Great Country Mutt Show is a Westminster-style Dog Show that celebrates all breeds and creeds! There is an opportunity for everyone's beloved dog to compete under the big tent, categories include Cutest Carry-On, Sweetest Pair of Dogs, Best Ears, Waggiest Tail, Best Paw Shake, Best Trick, Most Unidentifiable Mix, Dog That Looks Most Like It's Owner, Best Senior, and Best Lap Dog Over 40 Pounds!
New to the show this year is a Pet and Parent Fashion Show that will be judged by the legendary Mikey Boardman and Michael Musto. Mikey Boardman, aka Mr. Mickey, is the Editorial Director of Paper Magazine, he is also a humanitarian and shopaholic. Michael Musto is an American journalist who has long been a prevalent presence in entertainment-related publications, as well as on websites and television shows. Another exciting new addition this year will be the sale of Little Guild t-shirts designed by Greg Domres (Visit www.thestemist.com to see Greg's fantastic work!.) The show finishes with a Best in Show Parade.
Returning this year as a judge is Connecticut State Representative Maria Horn, and Richard Schlesinger as the Master of Ceremonies. Mr. Schlesinger, a devoted long-time supporter of the Little Guild, is an Emmy award news correspondent widely known for his extensive work on 48 Hours and CBS News Sunday Morning. New to the show will be the esteemed theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni as one of the judges. Mr. Berloni was just 20 years old when he found a rescue dog to train to play Sandy in the original production of Annie, beginning his career-long commitment to using rescue animals to train for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials.
Outside of the rings there will be live music by the Joint Chiefs, a silent auction, and food available from Ben & Jerry's, Greenhouse Tavern, Lemongrass Grill and Lime Rock Park as well as refreshing local brews from Great Falls Brewery. Tito's Handmade Vodka is a sponsor of the Great Country Mutt Show, and will have a tent available offering dogs a water drinking station along with some fun happenings for dogs and people alike!
"The Great Country Mutt Show is energizing, entertaining and a spectacular celebration of every dog and all that they bring to us, every dog is a winner. It's also an opportunity for us at the Little Guild to say thank you to our great community for their continued support of our mission. This year promises to be especially robust, Lime Rock Park is picturesque, and the Lime Rock Park team has been so supportive and helpful in planning for the big day. Thanks to their support, as well as our terrific sponsors, Tito's and Hammertown Barn, the day promises to be a special one for all who attend"
— Jenny Langendoerfer, the Executive Director of the Little Guild.
The Mutt Show Schedule
All show times are approximate.
Please have your pup ready 15 mins prior to your category.
Cutest Carry-On 11:15am - 11:25
Sweetest Pair of Dogs 11:25 - 11:35
Best Ears 11:35 - 11:45pm
Waggiest Tail 11:45 - 11:55
Best Paw Shake 11:55 - 12:05
Best Trick 12:05 - 12:15
Best Lap Dog (over 40 lbs) 12:25 - 12:35
Dog That Looks Most Like Its Owner 12:35 - 12:45
Best Senior 12:45 - 12:55
Most Unidentifiable Mix 12:55 - 1:05
Pet & Parent Fashion Show* 1:10 - 1:30
Best in Show Parade and Award 1:35 - 1:55
All Dogs are welcome to join the Best in Show Parade
and are eligible to win, so please stay!
*Animals dressed for the fashion show must be attired so they are comfortable and their movements are not restricted.