News from The Kennel Club of Palm Springs

Lilian S. Barber

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs is one of the leading and most prestigious dog clubs in the United States and puts on one of the premier dog shows in this country (if not in the entire world), as well as one of the largest. The venue is the classy and spacious Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

As with just about everything in these times of COVID-19, life was put on hold for the K.C. of Palm Springs and its members during most of 2020 and the first part of 2021. The good news is that KCPS is coming back and coming back full force. Plans are underway for the January 2022 show. Since details are still in a state of flux, progress can be followed on the club’s website (www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org). Up-to-date information about the club’s meetings and other activities can also be found on the website.

KCPS meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except during July and August. Previously, they were held in one of the classrooms of the Palm Springs Police Department, until remodeling and now rescheduling of Police Department classes and other activities took place. Information regarding meetings and current dog obedience classes sponsored by KCPS can be found on the club’s website.

Because dog shows can be a little confusing for people not familiar with the judging and ring procedures, KCPS is planning on conducting a form of guided tour during the shows to explain the way things work. Another great feature of the KCPS show is the large building full of vendors, selling every conceivable dog-connected item from quality dog supplies, equipment for walking and housing canines, to comfortable and stylish clothing and accessories for their owners. The January event will be an occasion no dog lover should miss!

Additional up-to-date information about the upcoming shows can be obtained from the superintendent, Jack Bradshaw (www.jackbradshaw.com).

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows are listed among the four largest shows in the country by the AKC and the largest show West of the Mississippi!

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