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How You Can Watch The Hard Dog Fast Dog Competition Monday Night At RodeoHouston

HOUSTON, Texas (KBTX) – The 2022 K9s4COPs Hard Dog Fast Dog competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a battle of police dogs for the best combination of fast pursuit and ferocious takedowns.

This is the seventh year the Brazos Valley-based non-profit organization has held the event at the rodeo and this year’s judges include TV and social media star K9 handler sergeant. Marc TapanMiss Texas USA 2021 Victoria HinojosaMike Cavender, K9 sponsor and owner of CavendreK9s4COPs board member and Preston Hall award sponsor, and K9 sponsor Julie Barnett Harrison.

KBTX’s Rusty Surette will be the emcee for the event.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Cattle Arena at the NRG Center and admission is included with your general admission ticket at the rodeo. First responders who present a work badge will have free admission to the park Monday with four family members as part of Rodeo First Responders Day.

If you can’t come in person, you can watch the live stream here on the association’s Facebook page.

“Our mission is to build a safer future by placing trained K9 agents in communities and schools,” said Founder Kristi Schiller. “We donated 260 highly trained and certified public safety K9s across the United States and one in Paris, France. The cost of a trained K9 starts at $15,000 depending on its detection capabilities. This is where K9s4COPs comes to the rescue and funds K9s and initial training for agencies in need.

K9s4COPs has placed 183 K9s in 60 public safety agencies in Texas alone.

This year’s award sponsor is PEGG products and the Prize Sponsor is Julius-K9

To help place more K9s in our communities and schools, please see K9s4COPs.org donate or visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

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