Posts with tag Shows Closing

Among the Shows Closing June 5, 2013

Conformation shows in 17 locations all across the continental United States and in Alaska and Hawaii close next Wednesday. Although a Group show as opposed to an all-breed event, the Great Western Terrier Association of Southern California’s back-to-back shows are among those closing. Last year we had a story about the history of this iconic show… read more

Among the Shows Closing May 29, 2013

I’ve noticed over the past year or so, in reporting on innovative offerings at shows all over the United States, that by and large the clubs that are doing new and different things at their shows are located in pockets around the country. In some areas lots of clubs are doing more, and in others… read more

Among the Shows Closing May 22, 2013

Closing dates for shows in 13 U.S. states arrive next Wednesday, with the first two shows of the June Idaho circuit closing on Thursday. For the first time ever I’ve found this announcement on a premium list, the one for the back-to-back Flagstaff KC shows June 8 and 9, 2013, in Arizona:   It’s my personal… read more

Among the Shows Closing May 15, 2013

The shows that close next Wednesday start off with a bang… or should I say with a hula dance? The Shasta and Butte County Kennel Clubs host the Bow-Wow Luau Cluster  May 30 through June 2, 2013, in Gridley, Calif., about an hour north of Sacramento. In keeping with their Hawaiian luau theme, they encourage… read more

Tom Glassford teaches a little girl about how to show her dog. Tommy was devoted to encouraging and teaching junior handlers. Photo by David Sombach.

Fancy That: Memorial Weekend Classic Pulls Out All the Stops

Usually in Monday’s Fancy That I report on what happened over the previous weekend at dog shows, but today I want to tell you about an upcoming cluster that deserves recognition instead. As reported in Shows Closing last week, quite a few great clusters happen on the Memorial Day weekend, among them the five all-breed… read more

Among the Shows Closing May 8, 2013

Memorial Day weekend 2013, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, is chock full of clusters and shows that have more to offer than the average dog show, so there is a lot to report this week. Right from the start, the Heart of Illinois Cluster of Dog Shows drew me in with the terrific artwork… read more

Among the Shows Closing May 1, 2013

All of my readers know how important I think it is for clubs to include something educational for the general public when they hold dog shows, and Meet the Breeds is one of the best things I think any club can offer. It not only gives spectators an opportunity to learn something about those specific… read more

Among the Shows Closing April 24, 2013

Steve Kuechler, president of the Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas, wrote to tell us about the club’s back-to-back all-breed shows, along with three obedience and two rally trials, to be held Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Kansas Expocentre Complex in Topeka. The companion events will be open to AKC… read more

Among the Shows Closing April 17, 2013

The Utah Beehive Cluster, whose four all-breed shows with rally and obedience trials will be held Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5, 2013, deserves mention for one specific act of what I think is kindness to their exhibitors. The clubs are “absorbing” the $3 per entry AKC service fee, so that their entries are… read more

Prado Regional Park in Chino, Calif., is a beautiful location for a spring show.

Among the Shows Closing April 10, 2013

Looking through the shows that close next week, it becomes evident that spring has indeed sprung and clubs are preparing for warmer weather. The first indication is several clubs that are asking participants – both exhibitors and judges – to wear casual attire instead of the usual suits or sport coats and ties. The Myrtle… read more

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