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      COLUMBIA COUNTY DOXIE DERBY 2014 in Lake City

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      February 22, 2014

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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      COLUMBIA COUNTY DOXIE DERBY 2014

      WHEN IS THE "DOXIE DERBY ?

      Doxie Derby - North Florida Dachshund Race is Returning – February 22, 2014

      This years Doxie Derby will be held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Lake City, Florida.

       WHAT IS THE DOXIE DERBY?The Doxie Derby is a fun filled day for the whole family! Dachshund and Dachshund mixes participate in events such as races, costume contests and other fun filled events. There will be medals and prizes for winners and the chance for the winner of the sanctioned races to go to the National Dachshund Races and become the BIG WIENER!!. Spectators will be able to enjoy the antics and excitement of the races, visit with rescues showing their available pets for adoption, peruse the vendor booths and partake in the food offered by vendors at this great event. Some contests are open to all breeds of dogs from large to small! There are races open to all small breeds of dogs no more the 12 inches in height at their shoulder. There is even a race just for doxie mixes. There are some events and races that are open to only purebred doxies. See below for details of events.

      Doxie Derby Schedule

      Morning Events start at 9am

      Opening Ceremonies

      Best Look Alike

      Best Dressed Male

      Best Dressed Female

      Best Dressed Group

      Barking for a Cure Race

      Pets for Patriots Race

      Race for Rescue

      Best Nose

       

      12 – 1pm Lunch Break

       

      Afternoon events start at 1 pm

      King Sam the Doodle Race

      Announcement of winners of Oldest, Longest and Came the Furthest

      Mixed Doxie Race

      Smooching Pooches

      Announcement of Raffle and Silent Auction Winners

      NDR Puppy Race

      NDR Senior Race

      NDR Adult Race

      Champion Race

      Remember all events are held on Doxie Time. We can’t guarantee exactly what time each event will be held but this is the order in which they are scheduled.All Dogs need to be registered prior to the event. This can occur online at EVENTBRITE  or by emailing us at covenantpettrust@gmail.com by the deadline date of February 18th, 2014 or  on site the morning of the event at the COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.DescriptionThis 2014 Columbia County Doxie Races are being co sponsored by Covenant Pet Trust, Inc and DARE Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education, Inc. 
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Covenant-Pet-Trust-Inc/474293675953707?ref=ts&fref=ts
      http://www.facebook.com/DAREtoRescue?fref=ts  

      Longest Doxie-Judged event. Open to Purebred Dachshunds only. Free Event

      Oldest Doxie-Judged event. Open to all dogs. Free Event

      Race for Rescue-This is a charity race open to purebred dachshund and dachshund mixes. This race is 35 feet in length. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Lake City Humane Society in Lake City, FL

      Mixed Doxie Race-35 feet in length and is open to Dachshund mixes.

      Race for King Sam the Doodle-20 feet in length. This race is open to disabled dogs of any breed no more then 12 inches in height at the shoulders.  Proceeds from this race will benefit Lovey Loaves Rescue. A rescue for animals with special needs.

      Best Nose-This is a timed event for all breeds no more then 12 inches in height at the shoulders. Who will be the fastest to find the hidden treat with their nose?

      Best Dressed Male/Female-Judged event open to all breeds. Who has the best most creative outfit. Imagination is encouraged!

      Best Dressed Group-Judge event open to all breeds with a group of 2 or more dogs. Use your imagination to come up with a themed group costume

      Best Look Alikes–Judged event open to all breeds. Did anyone ever tell you that you and your pup look alike. Let us be the judge of that!

      Barking for a Cure - A charity event open to all small breed dogs no more the 12 inches in height at the shoulders. The proceeds of this race are donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

      Pets for Patriots Race-This is a charity event open to all small breed dogs no more then 12 inches in height at the shoulders.  The proceeds of this race are donated to the Pets for Patriots Organization.

      Came the Furthest-Judged event to acknowledge the person and their pup that came the furthest to participate in the days events. Free Event

      Smooching Pooches– Judged event. Open to all breeds. How many times can your champion licker kiss you in one minute. 

      National Dachshund Races Sanctioned Events

      Senior Race-20 feet in length. This race is for purebred doxies over 9 years old.

      Adult Race-35 feet in length. For adult purebred dachshunds over 1 year of age.

      Puppy Race-20 feet in length. This race is open to purebred dachshund puppies no younger then 16 weeks old and no older than 1 year old.Puppies must have had Rabies shot.


       General Event Rules

      *All dogs must be controlled and on a leash at all times except when they are racing.
      *Children must be supervised around dogs at all times.
      *Please pick up all poopies and dispose.
      *All dogs in attendance must be current on all vaccinations. Owners of Dogs participating in races and events will need to show the veterinary shot records at the registration booth. We need to see them but do not need copies.
      *The sale, or advertisement of sale, of any animals is prohibited.
      * Rescue groups who have pre-approved applications may have adoptive parents take possession of their new family member at the event.
      *Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted on the premises.
      *This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate language or behavior is not permitted.
      * No gambling on races.
      * Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
      * Any dog demonstrating aggressive behavior to another dog or person will be asked to leave the event.
      *Any person demonstrating aggressive behavior to another person or dog will be asked to leave the event.

      Race Day Rules

      *All Dogs need to be registered prior to the event. This can occur online at EVENTBRITE  or by emailing us at covenantpettrust@gmail.com by the deadline date of February 18th, 2014 or on site the morning of the event at the COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.
      *All dogs must be checked in at the registration booth and receive a race day ID or they will not be acknowledged as registered and therefore will not be allowed to participate in the raced or events.
      *All owners of participating dogs must sign a release of liability form or their dog will not be allowed to participate
      *Your dog’s name will be called a maximum of 2 times for his or her heat or event. If your dog does not show on the second call, he or she will forfeit the race and your registration fee will not be reimbursed.
      * You may not throw balls to encourage your Doxie to run faster. You can bounce a ball or have another toy at the finish line to encourage him or her to run to you. You may not use food or dog treats for this purpose.
      * No laser lights can be used by handlers or guests.
      * All judges’ rulings are final.
      * You do not need registration papers in order for your dog to race as a purebred Doxie. If there is a concern, the onsite vet will evaluate your dog and make a determination regarding breeding. The vet’s decision will be final.
      *If a Doxie is injured before a race starts or during the race The race will be stopped and the Doxie will be checked out by the vet.

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Nightlife & Singles | Pets

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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