Get ready to give these dogs an “a-legged” tour: it’s almost time for the national dog show.
Tickets are on sale now for the Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) annual event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania this fall.
On November 19 and 20, the show center will be full of dogs, demos, trainers, breeders and families who want to get a glimpse of all the action. The KCP says it expects an entry count of around 2,000 dogs, representing more than 190 different breeds at the show throughout the weekend.
Before the pandemic, the event drew more than 15,000 people to Oaks. Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-11, and free for children under 4. Parking is free at the exhibition center.
This year’s Saturday show will be taped and televised across the country on Thanksgiving Day, continuing the annual tradition. The National Dog Show is the most-watched dog show nationwide, according to the KCP.
On Sunday the 20th, families can enjoy sporting dog shows, dog shows, and family fun featuring hands-on activities for dog lovers of all ages.
The American Kennel Club has released its annual ranking of dog breed popularity in the United States.
The show, which airs on NBC, draws an audience of nearly 20 million viewers a year, according to KCP.
“Our attraction is wonderfully unique because the dogs are there all weekend on benches for people to meet and interact with their owners, handlers and breeders. It’s a rare opportunity to learn what type of dog suits the best to their families,” KCP Chairman Wayne Ferguson said in a statement.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets (and possibly discover the perfect breed for the family’s next four-legged friend), visit the KCP website.