More than 1,500 dogs will be on the lower campus field of Victor Valley College this weekend for the annual Apple Valley Kennel Club Dog Shows.
Owners and professional dog handlers will be on site showing off their canines — big, small, cuddly, protective — as judging panels review them.
The Apple Valley Kennel Club is licensed by the American Kennel Club (AKC), a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the U.S. which promotes events for purebred dogs. More than 150 AKC breeds will be represented at VVC on Saturday and Sunday.
Among the breeds there, attendees will see Akitas, Beagles, Boxers, Canaans, Doberman Pinschers, French Bulldogs, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, Pharaoh Hounds, Poodles, Rottweilers, Samoyeds, Scottish Terriers, Weimaraners, and Whippets.
Tour guides are available and there will be plenty of vendors and food booths for visitors to enjoy. The AVKC will offer a tour for anyone who would like to learn more about dog shows at 10 a.m. Saturday. Those interested may meet at the catalog sales table.
The show will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Judging starts at 8:30 a.m. each day and continues until early afternoon, culminating with Best in Show.
It will be held on the lower campus, at 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville.
For more information, including a schedule of breeds, visit https://www.jbradshaw.com/98/jp.pdf.