As members of the Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeder's Association we participate in activities that help to educate the public about responsible and ethical dog breeding. Each year we bench at the MN state fair for a full day, answering questions from the public about our breed. Currently we educate about French Bulldogs, but Rat Terriers will soon be added to the mix!
The photos were taken from Bob's cell phone - so not the best, but I hope you can get an idea of what the event is like.
Photos from 2012 and 2014
Album by robert heller. 1 - 24 of 30 Total. 529 Visits.
1 2017 state fair We benched on 8/24/2017 and had a total of 7 frenchie on display. In this pic if you look on the left side you can see Lambeau working the crowd.
2 Signs in our booth.
3 We are french bulldogs!
4 French bulldogs can have health issues
5 I just want a cute puppy, why should I buy a show bred dog?
6 Good quality french bulldogs are expensive!
7 Good spine vs bad spine - why you NEED an xray before buying
8 I can see an ear! Looks like Bebe is working the crowd.
9 We are always 10-15 people deep People want to meet Frenchies!
10 End of state fair 2017
11 State fair 2014
12 State fair 2014 .1
13 MPBDA booth at the fair 8/31/12 We have a double booth this year - 7 x 14. We have 2 chairs, a rug, a crate and an ottoman with doggy stairs on each side. And a giant fan, and 3 small fans, and a water tub that you cannot quite see in the pix.
14 2012-08-31 The water tub is next to the fan, and Diamond and Terra would hop in and wet themselves down, then hop out and dry in front of the fan. I thought it was funny folks didn't mind petting wet dogs!
15 2012-08-31 I had just sprinkled a cup of kibble all over as the dogs were too excited for breakfast at home. Spot is on top of the ottoman looking for kibble, while Lambo and Terra sniff out kibble on the rug.
16 Its about 8 pm The crowd would NOT leave!
17 The crowd was 3-5 bodies deep At any one time. When the dogs got tired they would lay down next to the fence to allow folks to pet them while they slept.
18 2012-08-31 This pic shows the width of the new booth set up. The banners were very visible and headed off many questions.
19 2012-08-31 Despite those nice banners we STILL were asked "Is that a pug?"
20 2012-08-31 Bob is sitting on the left side with Lambo passed out in his lap.
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23 2012-08-31 Lambo slept while the crowds kept on petting.