Our travel agent tells us that the best vacation bargains all year are during that period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. A lot of businesses slow down their travel and a lot of people decide to stay closer to home during that time. However, if you want to take advantage of the bargains and mix a little dog addiction with your vacation, we have the perfect escape for you.
From Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, the world’s most glamorous dogs will gather in one of the world’s most glamorous spots, southern California’s Pacific Coast. The host clubs bear names evocative of that area’s Hollywood glitter (the Malibu Kennel Club and the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills), the area’s Mexican heritage (the Los Encinos Kennel Club), and the AKC’s premier event, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
It’s the AKC’s 125th anniversary and more than 4,000 dogs will come from around the world to participate in the two day festivities, December 12th & 13th at the Long Beach Convention Center. We anticipate that the warm up events will benefit from the AKC’s larger than usual entry. The run will start 30 miles down the Pacific Coast Highway in Costa Mesa where the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County will hold sway for the first two days, followed by the Malibu Kennel Club’s two shows.
They will break for a day and start anew in Long Beach on Wednesday, the ninth, with the club from zip code 90210, the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills, and its single offering. The Los Encinos Kennel Club will move into the Convention Center Thursday and give us two shows. The marquee event begins Saturday and is scheduled to close at 11:00 PM PST Sunday.
That means much of the dog world will have to stay up into the wee hours of Monday morning to get the results. We will be there with our trusty netbook to give you all the results as they happen. What could be better than lolling on the beach, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and 4,000 of the most beautiful dogs anywhere? See you there!