Thursday, June 3, 2010


Big Horn Ram, Rocky Mountain National Park near Longmont CO

After last week’s super sized offering of 48 all breed shows, this coming weekend’s offerings seems like a Happy Meal in comparison.  However, do not despair.  There are just as many locales with shows this weekend as last, thirteen.  We just helping ourselves to smaller portions.  There are no five or four day clusters to test your stamina and only two three day stops on the schedule.

In New England, the Ladies' Dog Club & the Framingham District Kennel Club will  spend two days in Wrentham MA.  On the east shore of Lake Ontario the St Lawrence Valle Dog Club will be in Clayton NY for the weekend.  Down in Wrightstown PA, north of Philly, you can spend Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with the Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Association, the Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club, & the Burlington County Kennel Club.    If you are in the Mid Atlantic, try the Charlottesville - Albemarle Kennel Club’s twofer in Charlottesville VA.

The Toldedo Kennel Club will head for the burbs for a weekend in Maumee OH.  Residents of the Windy City can head on up to Woodstock IL for a double header with the Fox River Valley Kennel Club.  Sooners can try their luck at the Southern Indiana Kennel Club two shows in Corydon IN, and yes that’s about as far south in Indiana as you can go.  The Mississippi Valley Kennel Club will set up for the weekend at the Purina Farms complex in Gray Summit MO, 40 miles west of St Louis.  We will be at the Olive Branch Kennel Club’s shows in Southaven MS, seven miles south of Graceland on Elvis Presley Blvd (Hwy 51).

If you yearn for the wide open spaces, you can spend three days with the Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club I West Fargo ND. (We didn‘t know Fargo was big enough to partition.) or two days in Longmont CO, 35 miles north of Denver,  with the Flatirons Kennel Club.  West Coast folks will have to travel some, choosing between two days with the Yakima Valley Kennel Club in Yakima WA or two with Kennel Club of Pasadena in Pasadena CA, a little more than 1,000 miles south.  If last weekend was any indication, wherever you go you will be thrilled by the beautiful pure bred dogs of AKC.


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