Dog Show Committee Chairman            Master Sgt. Ed Connors

AKC Delegate           Lt. Col. John O'Connell

Dog Show News...

Our 84th and 85th shows will be on February 15th and 16th in 2014
Separate shows; separate judging; separate champions.
Saturday, February 15 will be an AB/JSHW (All breed and junior showmanship).
Sunday the 16th will be an AB/O/JSHW (All breed, obedience and junior showmanship).

Click here for some general info about our shows

84th Show Saturday February 15th

Info about our Saturday show from MB-F
Judging schedule and ring assignments for Saturday

85th Show Sunday February 16th

Info about our Sunday Show from MB-F
Judging schedule and ring assignment for Sunday

If you are interested in reserving vendor space at our show, please contact

Come early, judging begins at 9:00 AM both days

New to dog shows? Click here to learn what dog shows are all about...

About the Foot Guard Dog Show...

Since the 1920’s, the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard Athletic Association has sponsored, with a small number of exceptions, an annual AKC sanctioned dog show. The current format of the show is All Breed, Obedience and Junior Showmanship (AB/O/JSHW). Dogs entered in our show compete for championship points. We generally have around 1200 dogs entered in our show representing all seven groups (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding) and representing about 140 different breeds. These entrants come from all over the United States and Canada.

Our shows are held, generally, on the third full weekend in February of the year. For the past several years, that venue has been the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The Hartford Obedience Training Club runs the obedience trials at our show.

Our dog show superintendent is MB-F, Inc. of Greensboro, NC, one of the premier dog show producers and managers in the United States.

Some of the proceeds of our dog show are used to fund two scholarships that are given to pre-veterinary students at the University of Connecticut; one attending the School of Agriculture and one attending the School of Natural Resources.

In the past, in addition to our AKC sanctioned show, we used to hold a match dog show. Due to situations beyond our control, we no longer hold our match show. Instead, in conjunction with the Hartford Obedience Training Club, we sponsor Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exams. We have not settled on a regular date for this event but if you are interested in attending or having your dog tested, please check back to our site. We'll publish the date of our next CGC exam date as soon as it is set.

Learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen program

Questions or comments? Contact us at

Related links
Hartford Obedience Training Club
MB-F Inc.


This page created and maintained by SSG Mark Boudreau
Last updated 2013-10-25