We hope you will use the information found here to learn about purebred dogs. Whether you are looking for a family companion, searching for a purebred show dog, wanting to meet other dog fanciers, or deciding to enter a dog show, we can help!
The Alaska Kennel Club provides education and information to assist you in becoming a knowledgeable puppy buyer and owner. We do not sell puppies nor endorse any breeders. Instead, we provide you the information you need in your search for the perfect companion and newest member of your family. We also can guide you into the sport of dogs, whether your interest is conformation, obedience, or agility.
This site is provided as a public service courtesy of the Alaska Kennel Club. This site contains no advertisements and is designed for educational purposes.
There are proper etiquettes that should be followed at dog shows:
- Un-entered dogs are never allowed on any show grounds
- Always ask the owner or handler's permission before petting a dog
- Baby strollers are allowed in spectator areas but not in the aisles or entrances
- Spectator seating and amenities will be found outside the rings away from entrances
The judging of individual breeds is done from the morning until early afternoon, followed by Group judging, where the dog awarded Best of Breed represents that breed in the individual Group competition. The first place winners of the seven Groups then compete for Best In Show at the end of the event. You are encouraged to cheer for your favorites! The dogs enjoy the attention, and work even harder to applause.