SAINT PAUL, Minn. - More than 1,600 canines in 197 breeds will compete for American Kennel Club (AKC) awards when Land O'Lakes Kennel Club presents its annual Dog Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre Thursday - Sunday, January 5-8. Schedules for show times will be posted on landolakeskennelclub.org as the show weekend nears.
American Kennel Club (AKC) "Puppy Party"
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, owners of new puppies ages 4-6 months old are invited by AKC to enter a fun, interactive mock dog show geared strictly for puppies.
Meet the Breeds
Experts with a variety of breeds will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with experts on certain dog breeds and meet the breeds up close to learn more. Meet the breeds schedule can be found at landolakeskennelclub.org as the show weekend nears.
Midwest Regional Junior Showmanship Competition
On Saturday, the future of the dog world will compete in a junior handling competition which recognizes young handlers from the entire Midwest area. The winner of the competition will be eligible to compete in the Royal Canine 2023 AKC National Championship Show in December 2023 in Orlando, FL.
Dog Show Tours
Dog show tours are one of the most popular activities at the Dog Show. Tours are available to spectators on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tour guides will take guests around the show and explain the mechanics and activities involved in showing dogs.
Partners in Performance
On Saturday and Sunday, several non-profit organizations and individuals will hold presentations covering a diverse range of topics including Assistance Dogs, Detection, Guide Dogs, Therapeutic Dogs and much more.