Monday, May 23, 2011



We Americans love our long weekends.  Well, we hope your up for a week of dog show gluttony.  This coming week takes advantage of the holiday weekend to pack in the most shows in one seven day period so far this year.  We have 50, yes, we said 50, all breed shows scheduled around the Memorial Day weekend.  Only one of the 13 sites hosting will offer just two shows.  Two have three day events, eight are four day stops, and two are five day marathons.

If you have the stamina for five full days of doggy fun, you have your choice of the joint effort of the Kennel Club Of Northern New Jersey, the Staten Island Kennel Club, the Monmouth County Kennel Club, the Plainfield Kennel Club, and the Union County Kennel Club in Freehold NJ or the multiple offerings of the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association, New Castle Kennel Club, & the Trumbull County Kennel Club in New Castle PA.  Both sets will begin on Thursday and run through Monday.

If you can only get one extra day off, there are four day stays in Hampton VA courtesy of the Langley Kennel Club & the Gloucester Kennel Club Of Virginia, in Hamilton OH with the Warren County Kennel Club Of Ohio & the Cincinnati Kennel Club, in Kalamazoo MI from the Holland Michigan Kennel Club, the Grand Rapids Kennel Club, the Kalamazoo Kennel Club, & the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club, or in Bloomington IL presented by the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria & the Corn Belt Kennel Club.

Wait!  We have more four day suggestions.  Continuing west, there are four day weekends in Tulsa OK with the Seminole Kennel Club & the Mid-Continent Kennel Club Of Tulsa, and in Wyoming, although exhibitors will have to start on Friday in Casper WY with the Central Wyoming Kennel Club and then pack up and move to Laramie WY for their Sunday/Monday shows. It will be the same drill in the Pacific North West where fanciers will do Saturday & Sunday in Spokane WA with the Spokane Kennel Club & then Monday & Tuesday in Coeur D'alene ID with the Coeur D'Alene Dog Fanciers.  However, the four shows of the San Fernando Kennel Club, the San Gabriel Valley Kennel Club, the Los Encinos Kennel Club, & the Antelope Valley Kennel Club, will all take place in Pomona CA.

Three day weekends are on the schedule in the Northern California town of Placerville with the Hangtown Kennel Club Of Placerville CA & the Kennel Club Of The California Sierra and in Fairbanks AK where the Tanana Valley Kennel Club will do all shows.  The lone two day show can be found in St Peter MN (Key City Kennel Club).   Wherever you spend you free time this week, take a moment to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives so you could have that FREE time.


  1. Coeur D'alene ID (Coeur D'Alene Dog Fanciers), & in Spokane WA (Spokane Kennel Club).
    Just an FYI, Coeur D'Alene, ID and Spokane, WA are actually a 4 day cluster as well where you just have to drive between two sites, like the WY shows.

  2. Is this a legitimate show or am I better off seeing something else that weekend?
    (On the reg form it says they accept these registration papers ( AKC, FIC, ICCF, etc)

  3. This is a community celebration of pets. While I'm sure it will be lots of fun, don't confuse it with an AKC where you will see the most variety and quality there is to be seen in the purebred dog here in the US, possibly in the world.

  4. ^ Thank you for the feedback.