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Top 8 Dog Shows in Florida in 2024

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If you're a dog breeder, owner, or enthusiast in Florida, a dog show is one of the wholesome events you can attend. These canine-friendly events showcase purebred dogs' beauty, intelligence, and talent. At a dog show, you'll get more information about breeds you are interested in. What's more, dog shows are also a great way to discover your dog's hidden talents and to meet other canine enthusiasts. With all that in mind, below are some dog shows to attend in Florida in 2024.

1. Dog Agility Competition of Florida (DACOF)

The DACOF is a dog-friendly event typically held at the end of June or the beginning of July every year. It is an agility team competition, which is not sanctioned by any organization but generally follows AKC rules. Participants can just be a group of individuals who train together or are sponsored by clubs. This year's event will be held from June 29 to June 30, 2024, at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL. Large coolers, outside Food & Beverages, and weapons aren't allowed at this event. Parking is free and for more info, please visit the event's website.

2. Sunshine Autumn Sieger

The International All-Breed Canine Association (IABCA) will hold a dog show at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville, FL this year. The event is scheduled for September 14 and 15, 2024. According to IABCA's website, the showgrounds will be outdoors on flat, open grass. Entries are limited to 240 dogs and the entry fee is $44.75/show. The IABCA says they strive for a relaxed, friendly, and flexible atmosphere.

3. AKC National Championship

Mark your calendar for the 2024 AKC National Championship, scheduled for December 14 and 15, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. This year's event will showcase the top canine athletes and the Best in Show will be Judged on Sunday. Visit the American Kennel Club's website for more info about this event.

4. Brandon Florida Kennel Club Dog Show

Get ready to attend the 2024 Brandon Florida Kennel Club dog shows! This year's event will be held on October 26 and 27, 2024 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL. For more information email the show secretary, Christine Perry at chrisperry767@gmail.com.

5. AKC ACT AGILITY

Mark your calendar for the AKC ACT AGILITY, a dog show that will be held by the Dog Training Club Of St. Petersburg on July 21st, 2024. The event, which will be held indoors in Air Conditioning, will take place at 4400-B 34th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL  33714. Any dog 15 months or older is welcome to participate, according to the event's page.

6. Calusa Dog Agility Club

Mark your calendar for the following Calusa Dog Agility Club dog shows that will take place at Bratty Paws Dog Plex in Punta Gorda, FL:
  • July CPE Agility - July 13-14
  • June AKC Agility - June 7-9
  • July AKC Agility - July 19-21
  • August AKC Agility - August 23-25
  • September AKC Agility - September 6-8
For additional information, please refer to the Calusa Dog Agility Club's website.

7. Orlando Dog Training Club Dog Events

Mark your calendar for the following upcoming dog-friendly events at the Orlando Dog Training Club:
  • Orlando Dog Training Club Rally Trials - June 1-2, 2024
  • Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club Obedience Trials - August 9-11, 2024
  • Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience Trials - September 21-22, 2024
  • Orlando Dog Training Club Rally Trials - September 28-29, 2024
  • ODTC Fast CAT Trials - October 19, 2024
  • ODTC Fast CAT Trials - November 22-24, 2024
  • ODTC Fast CAT Trials - December 7-8,  2024
The Rally and Obedience Trials will be held at 6357 All American Boulevard Orlando, FL 32810. The Fast CAT Trials, on the other hand, will take place at 875 Tater Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168.

8. Bayside Pet Resorts' 2024 Dog Prom

Mark your calendar for Bayside Pet Resorts' 2024 Dog Prom, where you and your dog can strut your stuff together on the dance floor! The event will be held on October 19th, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, FL 34208. You are welcome to bring multiple well-behaved dogs to the event as long as each dog has up-to-date vaccinations. The ticket fee, which benefits the Humane Society of Manatee County, is $30 per person.

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