NATIONAL DOG SHOW
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia and The National Dog Show would like to express our sincere thanks to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and Montgomery County Department of Health for their assistance and professionalism in bringing the 2020 National Dog Show weekend to reality under the challenging circumstances of the global pandemic. It was a pleasure to work in collaboration with county officials, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Valley Forge Tourism, NBC and the judges, officials, dogs and handlers.
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, dates back to 1879, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. It's also one of the most unique. It is one of the few left that require competitors to remain onsite for the duration of the show.
What that means for the general public is upwards of 2,000 dogs from more than 180 different breeds, all on display. Their breeders and handlers are nearby to field questions, and, when asked, are quick to give permission to meet and pet their four-legged superstars. This arrangement makes the show a perfect outing with the kids, an advantage heightened by agility demonstrations, pet rescue organizations, giveaways and raffles, therapy dog interactions, and plenty of opportunity to shop, browse and eat.
THINGS TO KNOW
Everything you need to know about this year's National Dog show, including: hours and admission prices, spectator information, what to expect and a brief history of the event.
Montgomery County hotels roll out the red carpet for competitors, visitors and their four-legged friends. Many of our area accomodations are already pet-friendly, while others relax the rules for dog show weekend. Find the perfect hotel for your stay.
THINGS TO DO
The National Dog Show is a great event, but there is so much more to see and do in Montgomery County. Check out our list of the Top Ten things to do for Dog Show attendees.
When the show is over for the day, you want to unwind with a nice meal with the whole family, and you will never go hungry in Montgomery County. Check out our full guide to area restaurants, with special call-outs to those that are pet-friendly.