The new show year is now in full swing with today being one of the few off days to be found in January. The Florida Marathon in Brooksville FL is enjoying the intermission between its two-five-show acts and will resume tomorrow with the Manatee Kennel Club’s second show of the stay. The Inverness Florida Kennel Club, the Tampa Bay Kennel Club, the Clearwater Kennel Club, & the Pasco Florida Kennel Club will all host an additional show before its all over.
The big prize this week is in Portland OR with more than 10,000 points up for grabs when the Tualatin Kennel Club launches its four-show collaboration with the Dog Fanciers Association Of Oregon on Thursday. Throw in two limited breed shows courtesy of the Terrier Association Of Oregon & the Mount Rainier Working Dog Club and a bucket full of specialties and you have one of the four biggest weekends of the year.
East Coast & Great Lakes Fanciers will also have four-show weekends beginning Thursday, the Annapolis Kennel Club & the Carroll Kennel Club in West Friendship MD and the Livonia Kennel Club & the Oakland County Kennel Club in Novi MI. Traditional two day weekends are available in Des Moines IA with the Central Iowa Kennel Club, in Rosenberg TX in with the Fort Bend Kennel Club., in Ventura CA with the San Fernando Kennel Club & the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association, and in Ewa HI with the West Oahu Kennel Club.
If you are lucky enough to be in Portland OR this week stop in at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center and take in one of the most impressive dog shows held in the US. You may even get introduced to a future National Champion or Westminster BIS winner.