Ladies Dog Club Welcomes State Representative Danielle Gregoire
On Saturday, June 3, Ladies Dog Club of Massachusetts welcomed Massachusetts State Representative Danielle Gregoire to its all-breed dog show at the Wrentham Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds.
Club President Linda Flynn and Assistant Show Chair Gail Golden personally guided the representative around the show and discussed the American Kennel Club (AKC), local affiliated dog clubs, dog sporting events, and the shared commitment to preserving purebred dogs.
Golden said that Gregoire’s visit was particularly special to club members because the representative had filed H. 314, which seeks to ensure that anyone who drops a dog off at a dog day care business will know that uniform standards of care will be followed, while also protecting individuals who own multiple dogs for exhibition, responsible breeding, or sporting activities.
Before presenting the Best in Show award, Representative Gregoire spoke to numerous dog show participants about breeds unique characteristics, their commitment to responsible breeding, and their enjoyment of AKC events. She met some of the
nation’s top winning dogs, and sparked a special connection with a Great Dane named “Max.”
Pictured left to right: Gale Golden, Asst. Show Chair; Rep. Gregoire; Sandra Walker, BIS Judge; handler Meghan Ulfers and Old English Sheepdog GCH CH BAGATELLE MASTER OF THE MOON, Best in Show; Linda Flynn, Ladies Dog Club President; Gale Young, Show Chair.
Representative Gregoire represents the cities of Marlborough and Framingham. She grew up in Marlborough and received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. During her public service, she has championed causes on behalf of older adults with dementia and children with autism. In January, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives promoted Representative Gregoire to a position in leadership.
In 2021, AKC licensed and sanctioned 427 events in Massachusetts in which more than 59,000 dogs participated. For more information about dog-related legislation in Massachusetts or any other state, visit AKC’s Legislative Action Center at www.akcgr.org or contact AKC Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.