Kennel Club of Palm Springs - California
Kennel Club of Palm Springs is very proud of our annual AKC Licensed All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials held the first weekend in January at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. This prestigious show is considered the opening event of the dog show year on the west coast.
Kennel Club of Palm Springs is an open membership club with current members in the Palm Springs area, the High Desert and other Southern Californian locations. Our members are breeders, exhibitors and pet owners devoted to dogs and their welfare. Prospective members are asked to attend two out of three consecutive meetings in order to get to know the membership and the way in which the club operates. Our members are expected to help at our annual dog shows and may not show in conformation at those shows.
Our meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM and are held at the Palm Springs Police Department in the library. The Police Department is at 200 South Civic Drive off Tahquitz in Palm Springs. Well behaved dogs are welcome. There are no meetings in July or August and the December is a Holiday party usually held in a different location.
Organized in 1978 by Robert and Lois Waters, Margaret and Fred Young and Major and Beatrice Godsol to educate members and the general public about purebred dogs; to conduct purebred dog activities and to promote sportsman-like competition at these events.
Kennel Club of Palm Springs is very proud of our annual AKC Licensed All Bred Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials held the first weekend in January at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. This prestigious show is considered the opening event of the dog show year on the west coast. Our first American Kennel Club licensed show was held at the Palm Springs Pavilion on January 8, 1984, with 2183 entries. Best in Show was judged by Robert Waters. The Show Chairman was Jim Hohe, and Assistant Show Chair was Lilian Barber. The first back-to-back shows were held in January 1994.
Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows have been listed among the five largest shows in the country by AKC for quite a number of years. There are now several group shows, plus sixteen or more breed specialties during the two days preceding our all-breed shows, resulting in majors galore. The KCPS All Breed shows will be on January 9 and 10, 2015. KCPS will also offer Obedience and Rally trials at the same location on January 8, 9 and 10, 2015. Separate Obedience training classes are held during the fall, winter and early spring, at the Palm Springs Police Department. For more information regarding obedience and/or agility, please contact Jim Thomson. Our current outdoor show site is the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, with plenty of tenting for both judging and grooming, and lovely, short grass. Our grounds are located in a resort area with lots of related amenities. For premium list/entry information, please contact our Show Superintendent, Jack Bradshaw at (323) 727-0136 or Jack Bradshaw Show Superintendant. For other information, please contact our President, Lilian Barber; or Show Chair, Darryl Vice.
Our next Beginning Obedience Classes will begin Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
The classes are held at the Palm Springs Canine Training Facility located at 200 Civic Drive, Palm Springs. It's located near the airport on Civic Dr. which is one block west of El Cielo Rd between Taquitz and Baristo. The driveway and parking is on the east side of the street and on the north side of the Police Library. No pre-registration if necessary just plan to attend the first class. First class is for orientation and you do not bring you dog.
The class is to train your dog to earn an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Title at the end of session. All breeds of dogs are welcome but need to be over six months of age.
Additional information: Trainer Rick Klassen, 760 329-4885 or KCPS Member Kreg Hill, 505 450-3400.
2013 KCPS Top Dog Obedience Team