Even if you don’t own a dog, you can still be a dog-lover. If you’re can’t get enough of man’s best friend, you’ll want to know all about the 2019 National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. It’s happening November 16 and November 17, 2019. Usually taking place around Thanksgiving, this dog show is a favorite and is now a tradition dating back to 1879!
The Saturday, November 16 show is the “National Dog Show Presented by Purina” and will be televised on NBC nationally and on local NBC 10 on Thanksgiving Day, to add to the tradition. On Sunday, November 17, there will be a full schedule of canine competitions, athletic dog exhibitions, and fun activities for the whole family.
With days filled with events, competitions, and demonstrations, The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show will feature 2000 dogs; they span 200 varieties of breeds. Also featured will be:
- Therapy dog showcase
- Agility courses
How do they Categorize the Dogs that Will be There?
- Best in Show – all group winners
- Herding Group
- Hound Group
- Non-Sporting Group
- Sporting Group
- Terrier Group
- Toy Group
- Working group
You’ll see all your favorite dogs, including the Belgian Sheepdog, Bearded Collie, Bichon Frise, and Boston Terrier, to name just a few.
Three types of events comprise this show:
- Public – open to everyone
- Private – invitation only
- Trade shows – geared towards members of a special industry
Tickets can be purchased at the door, as well as the website. Prices are the following:
- $16 – adults
- $7 – children 4-12
- Free admission for children three and under
Where to Stay
There are many fine hotels in the King of Prussia area where you will find accommodations. The Valley Forge Casino Resort is an official hotel of the National Dog Show. Attendees and competitors staying here will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Philadoptables, and National Dog Show Charities.
If the Valley Forge fills up, one of the other popular choices is the Hyatt House Philadelphia/King of Prussia. This hotel is situated very close to the venue for the dog show, as well as many other shops and area attractions. You’ll find spacious rooms with no equal in comfort, as to be expected from any Hyatt location.
There is much to see while you are Philadelphia attending the National Dog Show. Some places to explore nearby include:
- Valley Forge National Park
- King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia also offers indoor skydiving and more. It’s very close to Valley Forge Historical Park, where monuments and markers honor patriots and locations of specific battles.
With a chance to visit Valley Forgeas well as see a plethora of the finest of dogs, the 2019 National Dog Show should not be missed. You will be part of a historic event on Saturday, and you may even get to see yourself (in the audience) on television on Thanksgiving Day. Both days of this event will be exciting and memorable for dog lovers and their friends or family. You’re sure to have an amazing time!
Article Submitted By Community Writer