It’s only Wednesday and the dog show weekend has already begun. This weekend we have shows in seven locations. Today begins the “ Celebrate Virginia” cluster in Fredericksburg VA, with five all breed shows hosted by the Northern Neck Kennel Club Of Virginia, the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, and the Chesapeake Kennel Club Of Maryland. Entries in the regular classes are 606, 677, 865, 1127, and 1061.
There is another five day cluster, The Florida Classic I, beginning tomorrow in Brooksville FL, sponsored by the Manatee, Clearwater, Inverness Florida, Tampa Bay, and Pasco Florida Kennel Clubs. Entries are larger with 1531, 1729, 2139, 2134, and 1535 dogs entered. Friday we have a four day no silly name cluster in Fitchburg MA, courtesy of the Greater Lowell and Merrimack Kennel Clubs. Entries of 721, 1256, 1231, and 505 have been logged.
Also starting Friday are three day clusters starting in upstate New York, and Washington State. The Kennel Club of Buffalo and the Ashtabula Kennel Club are presenting the Nickel City Cluster in Hamburg NY and are expecting entries around 700 on Friday and 900 on Saturday and Sunday. Out in Puyallup WA the entries will be much larger, around 1600 on Friday and in the 2000 range on the weekend.
Rounding out the weekend are traditional weekend offerings in Wisconsin and Mississippi. The Winnegamie Dog Club and the Oshkosh Kennel Club will field entries of around 900 in Oshkosh WI and the Golden Triangle Kennel Club Of Mississippi will have a friendly get together In Starkville MS with entries of 466 and 460.
We hope to have results from Virginia later tonight. Among the favorites entered are the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, the Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition, and the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moonwalker. Will one or more of these dogs end up on our top ten?