Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Mt Diablo from Callippe Preserve Golf Club
in Pleasanton CA

Only one of our ten dog show venues this week will be of the traditional two day variety.  The Lawton Dog Fanciers Association will set up on Saturday & Sunday in their hometown of Lawton OK. 

We have two of the season’s major stops this weekend.  In Atlanta CA the Douglasville Kennel Club Of Georgia, the Atlanta Kennel Club, & the Newnan Kennel Club will draw around 7000 total entries for the their all breed shows in Atlanta GA.  Out in Pleasanton CA, east of San Francisco, the Skyline Dog Fanciers Of San Mateo County & the Del Valle Dog Club Of Livermore will attract closer to 10,000 competitors.  Atlanta will also feature warm up events for Hounds & Terriers while Pleasanton will have 17 specialties preceding the all breed events.

There’s plenty of multiple show venues elsewhere as well.  The Albany Kennel Club and the Troy Kennel Club will team for three in West Springfield MA beginning Friday, ditto for the Gloucester County Kennel Club & South Jersey Kennel Club in Buena NJ, and the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association & Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club in Cumberland MD.  You get four, Friday to Monday,  in Springfield IL courtesy of the Mattoon Kennel Club, the Sandemac Kennel Club, & the Illinois Capitol Kennel Club.

For once, the Great Plains States will see plenty of doggy action.  There’s four starting Friday in Rapid City SD hosted by the hometown Rapid City Kennel Club.  The Platte Valley Kennel Club Of Fremont, Nebraska & the Cornhusker Kennel Club Of Lincoln, Nebraska will start their four in Lincoln NE on Thursday.  Don’t forget the two aforementioned shows in Lawton OK,  Finally there’s four in Belton TX starting Thursday  brought to you by the Stephenville Kennel Club Of Texas and the Bell County Kennel Club.

This weekend is a great time to see some of the finest dogs anywhere.  Get out to an AKC dog show this weekend.


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