One of the Southeast’s largest American Kennel Club purebred dog sporting events is back in Chattanooga this weekend. The AKC All Breed Dog show, sponsored by the Chattanooga Kennel Club, woofs its way into the Camp Jordan Arena on Saturday and Sunday for two days of exciting competition showcasing over 120 AKC breeds as they make their way through class eliminations to the ultimate Best in Show competition.
The Chattanooga Kennel Club commemorates over 77 years of responsible breeding and purebred dog competition hosting top judges, handlers and outstanding dogs from around the country; over 1,000 dogs and their owners will enter the main competition contributing over $150,000 to Chattanooga’s economy through hotel, restaurant, car rental and food sales.
The AKC has declared September as “Responsible Dog Ownership Month” and the Chattanooga Kennel Club theme for its two-day event is: “Becoming a Responsible Dog Owner” celebrating with a special event open for public participation.
Saturday: AKC Sanctioned “B” Match for AKC registered dogs.
Dogs must be three months or older, proof of rabies vaccination required
Registration begins at 11 a.m.-3 p.m., entry fee is $7.
Judging begins 1/2 hour after All Breed Best In Show.
In addition to the main competitions, public events and education materials a variety of vendors selling dog-themed treats and accessories will be available during show hours. Everything you need to enhance your knowledge and outfit your favorite Phydo in Chattanooga Chew-Chew style.
Show hours are 8 a.m. until Best In Show for both days.
Gate admission for this event is $5. Children under age 12 are free with an adult. For safety reasons no strollers are allowed inside the arena area.
For more information about this event, call 517-1453.