I admit to having a fascination with the state of California (who doesn’t), but I have to admit I went to more shows when I lived on the east coast. After all, it’s 800 miles from one end of California to the other, the same distance between New York NY and Savannah GA. So now the price of gas is lower, you can afford to drive a little further to a dog show.
There are traditional weekend events in both northern Florida and Southern Florida, Lake City (due east of Jacksonville) and Miami, to be specific. Lake City will draw entries of about 1300 and Miami has South Beach. St Cloud MN and Belleville IL will also draw over 1000 dogs for Saturday/Sunday events. Two shows in Ridgefield WA, just north of Portland OR, will draw entries of 1600 to 1700. Out in middle America you will find smaller entries and warmer weather in Amarillo TX and Fayettevill AR. Finally we have a one day show in Gettysburg PA. Must be a special show for football fans and Civil War enthusiasts. Whatever excuse you need, get out to your local show this weekend and see the endangered species we keep in our homes before they disappear.