Wednesday, May 19, 2010
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER
You can tell school’s out for summer by checking this coming weekend’s dog shows, perhaps the busiest weekend of the year with 48, yes we said 48 all breed shows. This is going to be confusing so find yourself a map of the US and follow along.
We start with the Northeast where we have shows in three locations. There are four shows in Scarborough ME starting tomorrow hosted by the Vacationland Dog Club & the York County Kennel Club Of Maine. Or you can head over to Alexander NY, near Buffalo, for the Wyoming Valley Kennel Club’s two shows. In the NYC area, head out to LongIsland (residents think it’s one word) for three shows, Friday & Saturday with the Ladies Kennel Association of America in Oyster Bay & Sunday with the Long Island Kennel Club in Bethpage.
Head on down to the Mid Atlantic region and you can spend Saturday & Sunday in Manassas VA with the Mattaponi Kennel Club, in Gray TN with the Greater Kingsport Kennel Club, or in Florence SC with the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club. A little further south you get the same offer from the Greater Fort Myers Dog Club in Ft Meyers FL.
Ohioans get a full four days (Thursday to Sunday) in Marietta OH courtesy of the Greater Clarksburg WV Kennel Club & the Blennerhassett Kennel Club. 25 miles east of Flint MI is Corruna, Site of this weekend’s Genesee County Kennel Club. The Packerland Kennel Club, the Oshkosh Kennel Club, & the
Winnegamie Dog Club are in Oshkosh WI for three days starting Friday. Midwesterners can head to Greentown IN, 60 miles north of Indianapolis.
Look for us Saturday in Jackson TN, just 80 miles from us here in Memphis, where there are four days with the Jackson Tennessee Dog Fanciers Association & the Clarksville Kennel Club starting Thursday. The Sunflower Kennel Club Of Olathe, Kansas will be in Gardner KS on Saturday & Sunday. The little guys will be in Oklahoma City for twofer with the Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club. Visit the Texas state capital for two days with the Austin Kennel Club or head out to the Four Corners, where CO, UT,AZ, & NM meet, for three days (Friday to Sunday) with the Durango Kennel Club in Cortex CO. Cortex is 400 miles SW of Denver, 350 miles SE of Salt Lake City, 400 miles NE of Phoenix, & 250 miles NW of Albuquerque, i.e. in the middle of nowhere. If they get entries from all those big cities, it could be quite a competition.
Our final three locations all have a topographical connection. There are shows in Logan UT, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, with the Mount Ogden Kennel Club. Out in the Pacific Northwest the action will be in Lyden WA where the Mt Baker Kennel Club will give us two. Just north of San Francisco, the Coyote Hills Kennel Club has Saturday/Sunday shows in Vallejo CA. In the South State the Mt Palomar Kennel Club will spend the weekend in Valley Center CA, 40 miles north of San Diego.
So burn a tank of gas and visit an AKC dog show. You’ll never have more to choose from.