The Olympic Kennel Club (OKC), an all-breed kennel club founded in 1944, celebrates 75 years of dog shows with its stop at the Enumclaw Expo Center on Aug. 14-18.
OKC’s annual event is one of the largest single-club dog shows in the Pacific Northwest, featuring nearly 200 American Kennel Club (AKC)-recognized breeds and 10,000 entries.
The expo features three days of breed specialty shows, two days of all-breed conformation shows and competitive trials for agility, obedience and rally. Also included are public-popular dog performance events such as barn hunt, lure coursing/FastCAT, dock diving, and disc dog (frisbee)/Hyperflite. A spectator handbook outlining the full show schedule is available at olympickennelclub.com or at the OKC Booth on the show grounds.
OKC offers demonstrations and “try it!” events: weight pull, agility, canine parkour, rally, canine nose/scent work, disc dog, barn hunt and lure coursing, in addition to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Test.
Free family activities include a breed bingo game, coloring page or original art creation and a Saturday movie night.
Spectators will enjoy ample shopping from a variety of vendors. Food and beverage will also available on the show grounds.
Admission to the expo center and grounds is free. Events and shows are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Parking fee is $7 per day.