Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Manitowoc WI by Michael Jiroch

Dog fanciers will have a dozen different sites they can visit this week for their dog show fix.  New Yorkers will head upstate for a four day stop in Syracuse NY beginning Thursday with the North Country Kennel Club, the Central New York Kennel Club, the Onondaga Kennel Association, & the Finger Lakes Kennel Club.  

Here in the South exhibitors will choose between a Thursday to Sunday stay in Concord NC courtesy of the Columbia Kennel Club, the Salisbury North Carolina Kennel Club, & the Greater Monroe Kennel Club, or a traditional two day weekend in Newnan GA hosted by the Newnan Kennel Club & the Douglasville Kennel Club Of Georgia.  Great Lakes residents can opt for the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club’s two shows in Monroeville PA near Pittsburgh and the Packerland Kennel Club’s two in Manitowoc WI.  In the Heartland, the place to be is De Witt IA for the Clinton Iowa Kennel Club’s twofer.

The Great Plains region will have multiple options with three days of shows in Mitchell NE hosted by the Scottsbluff Kennel Club, two days in Claremore OK with the hometown Claremore Kennel Club Of Oklahoma, and a traditional weekend with the Brazos Valley Kennel Club in Navasota TX.  West coast dog folk will have to decide among two days in Boulder City NV at the Silver State Kennel Club’s shows, a weekend in Albany OR with the Chintimini Kennel Club, and the Kern County Kennel Club’s two shows in Bakersfield CA.

We expect that our Top Dogs will more dispersed about the US this week than in the last month, making this week an optimum time for you to get to a local show to see the Best of the Best vie for Best In Show.  Support your local dog show!  And check out artist Michael Jiroch’s website.  Who would have thought you could make Manitowoc so beautiful?


  1. Thank you for the wonderful promotion of Manitowoc! Much appreciated. Love your article in Best In Show Daily about supporting local shows--those of us in charge of smaller shows appreciate the reminder to exhibitors.

  2. How many points seperate Fifi and Oakley?

  3. I also thank you, Billy, for the photo and words on Manitowoc. It's my home town and a great place to grow up!