Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We have one of our most exotic locales for a dog show this week with a four day cluster in Bayamon PR (that’s Puerto Rico). The Ponce Kennel Club will start the festivities on Thursday, then the Caribe Kennel Club will take over for the next three days. An irrestible combination of history and hedonism, Puerto Rico is the perfect antidote to chilly temperatures. Not quite as far south is the four day stand beginning Thursday offered by the Griffin Georgia & Kennesaw Kennel Clubs in Marietta GA.

Isla Verde Beach PR

Most of our other choices are traditional two day events. You can spend a Saturday and Sunday in West Springfield MA with the Queensboro Kennel Club, in Leesburg VA with the Middleburg Kennel Club, in Delaware OH with the innovatively named Delaware Ohio Kennel Club, in Sioux Falls with the Sioux Empire Kennel Club, in Benton AR with the Saline County Kennel Club of Arkansas, in Austin TX, with the Travis County Kennel Club, in Ridgefield WA with Vancouver Kennel Club, in Dixon CA with Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association, or in Perris CA with the Kennel Club of Riverside.

Mt Hood is visible from Vancouver WA

Finally, the Evansville Kennel Club will host a one day Saturday event in Princeton IN. There are plenty of choices for the dog fancier from four days in paradise to a quickie in the Midwest. Visit an AKC dog show this week.