When the 100 plus degree days wind down and sunny temperate days are the norm, it’s dog show season in Arizona.  The many shows in November are a highlight for dog fanciers in the western states.  And in Tucson, they roll out a full schedule for dog sport enthusiasts.

You may or may not have known that there are All-Breed shows & performance events almost every day in Tucson starting on Friday, November 8th and running through Monday, November 18th. There are multiple breed specialties being held on various days as well. The shows before the Specialty will be held at Rilito Regional Park, which is a about 6 miles (13 minutes) north of downtown Tucson. On Monday, Nov. 11, the action moves south to the Pima County Fairgrounds, starting with the Madera Canyon Kennel Club All-Breed show and the National Specialty Lure Coursing JC Test & Trial.

We put together a listing of shows, minus the breed specialties, to give you an idea of what’s available for those who may wish to enter any of the All-Breed shows & performance events. A complete look of what’s going on in the area can be found using AKC’s Event Search

A word of warning – making your room reservations early is probably a good idea! With this many shows in the area, the potential for pet friendly accommodations may be limited as time goes on. The number of dog events in Tucson, held in conjunction with the National Specialty, will attract many dog folks to the area.

Below is a listing of the show schedule. Abbreviations are used so the the table fits on our page.

 

  • Pima County Fairgrounds / PCF
  • Rillito Park / RP
  • All Breed Show / AB
  • Speciality / S
  • Sweepstakes-Conformation / SWPC
  • Junior Showmanship / JSHW

 

 

  • Agility / AG
  • Obedience / O
  • Rally / RLY
  • Lure Coursing Trial / LCTR
  • Lure Coursing Test / LCTS
  • Coursing Ability Test / CAT

 

Fri Nov 8
Canada Del Oro Kennel Club
AB  / JSHW / O / RLY
RP
Sat Nov 9
Canada Del Oro Kennel Club
AB  / JSHW / O / RLY
RP
Sun Nov 10
Madera Canyon Kennel Club
AB / JSHW / O / RLY
RP
Mon Nov 11
Madera Canyon Kennel Club
AB / JSHW / O / RLY
RP
Basenji Club of America, Inc.
LCTR / LCTS
PCF
Tues Nov 12
Basenji Club of America, Inc.
PS / JSHW / O / SWPC / RLY
PCF
Wed Nov 13
Basenji Club of America, Inc.
Regular Dog / Bitch Classes
PCF
Thurs Nov 14
Basenji Club of America, Inc.
BOB & Non-Regular Classes
PCF
Fri Nov 15
Tucson Kennel Club
AB / JSHW / O / RLY
PCF
Saguaro Scramblers Agility Club
AG
PCF
Sat Nov 16
Tucson Kennel Club
AB / JSHW / O / RLY
PCF
Saguaro Scramblers Agility Club
AG
PCF
Copper State Basenji Club
S / SWPC / JSHW
PCF
Sun Nov 17
Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club
AB / JSHW / O / RLY
PCF
Saguaro Scramblers Agility Club
AG
PCF
Copper State Basenji Club
S / SWPC / JSHW / CAT
PCF
Mon Nov 18
Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club
AB / JSHW
PCF

FYI: You can enter classes for Basenjis at both the Copper State Basenji Club Specialty & the All-Breed Shows on the same day.  However, the total entry for each of these events, on both days, is limited to the first 100 Basenjis entered.  For those interested in entering either, or both shows, you should consider getting entries in early so you don’t miss out.


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