The bad news is there are just seven places where you can see an AKC dog show this weekend. The good news is if you live near one of these sites, your chances of seeing the best of the best are the best. Expect the biggest entries in the big state of Texas where the Houston Kennel Club, the Beaumont Kennel Club, & the Galveston County Kennel Club will kick off a three day weekend on Friday. Terrier folks should get there early for Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Houston All Terrier Club shows. There is also a Working Dogs only event on Wednesday sponsored by the Texas Working Dog Association Of Greater Houston. All events are indoors in the Reliant Center next to the legendary Astrodome.
New Yorkers will motor on up to the Hudson River Valley to Stormville NY for the Putnam Kennel Club’s two shows Friday & Saturday. Hound fanciers will then adjourn to Chatham NY for the Hudson River Valley Hound Association limited breed event. You can also get three all breed shows in central Pennsylvania in the aptly named burg of Centre Hall PA, hosted by the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club & the Nita Nee Kennel Club, starting Friday.
Your remaining choices are traditional Saturday/Sunday fare in Medina OH with the Medina Kennel Club & the Richland County Kennel Club, in Philpot KY with the Owensboro's River City Kennel Club, in Weston WI with the Paper Cities Kennel Club, or 2000 miles west in Portland OR with the Portland Kennel Club. We expect entries to be large at all these shows. If you can visit one of these events you won’t be disappointed.