This weekend in Oyster Bay, Long Island more than dogs are in action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 225 different AKC recognized breeds along with 13 Miscellaneous AKC breeds will compete in two Obedience & two Rally Trials. This annual dog show is a joint production between the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club. If you are a dog owner or dog lover in the NY area, there is not a better show in town this weekend and superb value at $10 per person or $20 per car load. All dogs and dog owners are welcome.
The events begin at 9 in the morning on each day with Best in Show at approximately at 4pm. In addition to watching champion dogs compete, visitors can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That – a beginner’s lesson and walk-through of a fun Agility obstacle course.
Other activities to experience are watching the increasingly popular AKC sport of Dock Diving, where canine athletes show off their extreme water diving skills in distance, sponsored by North America Diving Dogs. An AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer will also be on site to highlight AKC and AKC Reunite’s disaster relief efforts nationwide. Each trailer helps create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 50 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. If your dog has not yet become a Canine Good Citizen (CGC), excellent and highly experienced dog trainers will be on hand to provide training guidance and CGC tests. Attendees can speak to experts about their favorite breeds or browse canine shopping to find new gear for their favorite dog lover or pet.
We tip our hats in thanks to the teams of volunteers, judges and competitors who have been working tirelessly for months to put on this show. If you are attending an AKC dog show this weekend join the conversation and share some of your images with using #akcdogshow.
Dog Show Agenda
Friday, May 15th (9am – sundown)
Dog Show, Obedience Trial and AKC Rally® Trial (CLICK HERE for breed times) There are 506 dogs entered in this show & trials with a total entry of 525 in 117 different Breeds or Varieties, including 29 obedience entries and 29 rally entries.
AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC®) Testing
Saturday, May 16th (9am – sundown)
Dog Show, Obedience Trial and AKC Rally® Trial (CLICK HERE for breed times). There are 705 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 733 in 127 different Breeds or Varieties, including 34 obedience entries and 32 rally entries.
My Dog Can Do That
Specialty Shows: Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Dachshunds, Afghan Hounds, Kerry Blue Terriers, Collies, Standard Schnauzers, English Springer Spaniels and Cirneco dell'Etnas
Sunday, May 17th (9am – sundown)
Dog Show (CLICK HERE for breed times). There are 616 dogs entered in this show & trials with a total entry of 622 in 122 different Breeds or Varieties.
My Dog Can Do That
Meet the Breeds: learn about some of your favorite breeds and others you may never have seen before (lunchtime)