Dog enthusiasts are very lucky in that Ferndale hosts two AKC dogs shows. The first one in June is the conformation, obedience and rally show held at the Fairgrounds. People come from far and wide to this important show, and the representation of breeds is excellent. It is hosted by our local kennel club, the Lost Coast Kennel Club. Three weeks later, in July, comes the agility trial, also an AKC event, hosted by Lost Coast Kennel Club. In Ferndale we are blessed with cool weather this time of year, so the participants don't have to contend with 100 degree temperatures.
You don't have to be a participant to enjoy walking around and looking at all the wonderful breeds, all groomed and primped for the big event. The owners and handlers are very friendly, and will let you photograph their dogs and tell you all about the breed they love the most. There are refreshment booths, and vendors with everything your dog could need. It's a great outing for the family.
Many of the local bed and breakfast inns allow you to bring your dog with you, and pets are always welcome at the Morningstar Vacation Rental, where they can play in the half-acre back yard, all securely fenced for dogs. www.vacationferndale.com.