The Calcasieu Kennel Club hosts two conformation shows each year in June at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The dates of our next shows are Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018. The Acadiana Kennel Club hosts their shows with us on Thursday and Friday. Approximately the same dogs are entered each day but are judged by different judges from all over the United States. At both events guests can expect to see over 150 breeds represented. By Sunday, nearly 900 registered dogs will have taken their turn inside the ring. The best representation of the standard for each breed will be determined as judges study the conformation of each dog registered for the four-day event.
Competition will begin at 8 a.m. each day with a breed-specific event. Winners will go on to compete in that breed’s group, including herding, hound and toy. At the end of each day, the top winners will compete for Best in Show. Conner said the show will host dogs from several states, including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi.
There is no charge to attend the event, but officials ask that no dogs other than those registered for competition be taken to the show. Children are welcome, but strollers aren’t allowed. Vendors will be on hand with a selection of dog items and accessories.