FAIRBANKS — The Tanana Valley Kennel Club is hosting its AKC-licensed all-breed dog show from Saturday through Monday in the Borealis Building on the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds on College Road.
Nearly 400 purebred dogs will vie for the coveted Best in Show trophy, while 80 different breeds of dogs, from Afghans to Xoloitzcuintlis, will compete for Best in Group and Best of Breed honors. Twenty-three dogs, both purebred and mixed breed, will show off their skills in the obedience ring and 36 in the rally ring.
“We are delighted to welcome spectators back to TVKC’s annual dog show,” Becky Gatterdam, May Show Chairperson for TVKC, said in a release. “Not only is this a fun activity for families but it is the perfect place to talk to experts about topics such as training, grooming, and the right breed for you. An AKC dog show is a great place to start your search for a responsible breeder.”
Admission will be $5 for individuals and $10 for families. The judging will begin at 9 a.m. each day and the show will continue until about 4 p.m. Please leave your un-entered dogs at home; they are not allowed at the show and it can quickly get dangerously hot in a parked car.
Food will be available for purchase and vendors will be selling a variety of dog-related items.
The Tanana Valley Kennel Club exists to promote dog welfare through education and training, and to conduct dog shows and agility, rally, obedience, and tracking trials. For more information visit www.tananavalleykennelclub.com.