Posts with tag Shows Closing

Among the Shows Closing August 14, 2013

Entries close next week for shows in 13 U.S. states on Labor Day, including those in both Northern and Southern California. In Northern California, back-to-back Gold Country KC shows, along with three obedience trials, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 31, and September 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, billed by the club as “California’s… read more

Among the Shows Closing August 7, 2013

Next week marks the closing date for entries for the events that have grown over the past few years into quite an extravaganza in Santa Barbara, Calif., in August. In addition to the 104th and 105th Santa Barbara Kennel Club shows, the fifth annual SBKC and Purina ProPlan Breeders’ Showcase will take place at the Earl… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 31, 2013

The last day of July is the closing date for entries for all-breed shows in 12 locations across the U.S., including two shows in Hawaii. The Danville, Greater Hickory and Carolina Kennel Clubs host the Carolina Cluster, five all-breed shows held at the Coliseum Complex, a nice big air-conditioned facility in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, August… read more

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing July 24, 2013

The weekend of August 10 and 11 will find all-breed shows in eight locations around the United States, all closing next Wednesday. The biggest cluster based on number of days will be the Adirondack Circuit, five all-breed shows beginning on Wednesday, August 7, hosted by the Saratoga (NY), Glen Falls, Mohawk Valley and Bennington County… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 17, 2013

I believe the Steel Valley Cluster was the first one I was ever aware of that had armband raffles with gasoline gift cards as the prizes. They’re doing so again this year each of the four days, Thursday through Sunday, August 1 through 4. Shows are sponsored by the Fort Steuben Kennel Association and the Columbiana… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 10, 2013

The first time I ever attended the Waukesha cluster was almost 20 years ago as a handler, and it became one of my favorites show weekends, whether showing dogs or as a spectator. Although I haven’t been back for a number of years, I’ve heard that Mareth Kipp’s shows in Wisconsin in July are still worth… read more

“Lola,” a painting by 12th grader Jennifer Eaves from Foster High School, was Best in Show at the 2012 Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit and Contest at the Reliant World Series of Dog Shows.

Among the Shows Closing July 3, 2013

The major attraction among the shows that close on July 3 is the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, which begins in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, July 17, and runs through Sunday, July 21. Summer is hot in Houston, but the Reliant Center on the south side of the city is a great venue… read more

Among the Shows Closing June 26, 2013

Summer is the perfect time for clubs to find creative ways to engage young people in the sport of showing dogs. While they’re on break from school, many are likely looking for something constructive to do, and we all know that in order to survive, we must encourage more young people to become involved in… read more

Among the Shows Closing June 19, 2013

Compared to Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Fourth of July inspires many fewer choices where exhibitors can spend the holiday at a dog show. However, some great shows and clusters are scheduled for that week. The Independence Cluster, four shows at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Md., Thursday, July 4, though Sunday,… read more

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing June 12, 2013

Last week I reported that shows were closing on June 5 in 17 locations around the country. In contrast, only 10 states have all-breed shows closing next week, although several of those clusters and show weekends have a great deal to offer. One of the bigger groups of shows is the Blue Crab Cluster at the… read more

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