National Dog Show 2021

By The Kennel Club of Philadelphia (other events)

2 Dates Through Nov 21, 2021

Only vaccinated persons will be permitted entry. In conjunction with state and local authorities, the National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for all attendees on the weekend of Nov. 20 and 21 event. 

Please consider the COVID-19 vaccine requirement before purchasing your tickets to this year’s weekend.

Officials will implement a screening mechanism using the public safety company CLEAR, which works with scores of major-market venues in the United States. Anyone not vaccinated (including children) will not be permitted entry. 

Reister your digital vaccine card here

People who have already purchased tickets but are unable to comply with the vaccination policy will receive a refund. 

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s (KCP) two all-breed dog shows are sanctioned by The American Kennel Club. The KCP is a non-profit and proceeds from the show are donated to a variety of canine-related causes. Prior beneficiaries include Morris Animal Refuge, New Leash on Life USA, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, The Utley Foundation, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and The Canine Health Foundation. 

  • Each day is a separate and distinct dog show with breed, group and Best In Show judging.
  • Please understand you cannot bring your own dog to the show.

Temple University research shows that families spend an average of 3.5 hours at the dog show. With the friendly ticket pricing of $16 for those who are COVID-19 vaccinated, the National Dog Show is the best entertainment value in the tri-state area.

Come Saturday and/or Sunday to see Breed, Group and Best In Show judging plus top agility and performance dogs on both days. Saturday is The National Dog Show, to be broadcast nationwide from noon - 2 all time zones on Thanksgiving Day by NBC. 

For any questions, please call 610-644-2902.

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