Attention all dog lovers!
Four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes will return to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the annual All Breed Dog Show. The Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster, hosted by the Boardwalk Kennel Club, will feature five days of competitions starting Wednesday, January 29 through Sunday, February 2.
Multiple judges will determine the winner of each category and various prizes will be awarded. This is the first show of the season and winners will then move on to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. So come out and see the best of the best of all dog breeds!
New to the Dog Show this year will be “It’s a ‘Shore’ Thing” Crate Decorating Contest taking place throughout the event starting January 29. Handlers are encouraged to decorate their crates in a beach theme, and spectators will vote on their favorite crating area. The award will be announced on Saturday, February 1 after the Police K-9 Demonstrations.
The schedule of competition for the All-Breed Dog Show is as follows:
Wednesday, January 29
Union County Kennel Club will host their All Breed Dog Show and a Meet the Breed Showcase. The Meet the Breed exhibit is a great way to talk to the exhibitors and handle the dog.
Thursday, January 30
Sand and Sea Kennel Club will host their All Breed Dog Show and Obedience & Rally Dog Show. The rally event is a must see – where dogs go through various obstacle courses.
Friday, January 31
Sand and Sea Kennel will again host their All Breed Dog Show; Best Veteran in Competition; Obedience and Rally Dog Show; Canine Good Citizens Clinic; All Breed Puppy Match Show and Obedience Match offered by Boardwalk Kennel Club.
Saturday, February 1
The Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County will host their All Breed Dog Show; Best Puppy in Show Competition; Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition; Canine Good Citizens Clinic; Police K-9 Demonstration and Awards Ceremony; and Award Crate Decoration Winner.
Sunday, February 2
The Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County will again host their All Breed Dog Show; Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show Competition; Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition; a Micro-Chip Clinic; and an Eye Clinic.
Additionally, vendors will offer unique merchandise for those looking for something special to pamper their pooch – from collars and leashes to books and training tools, along with everything in between. Guided tours and new exhibitor briefings will be available throughout the five-day event to educate the public about all aspects of the sport of dog shows.
Competitions begin at 8 a.m. daily. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $2 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.
For additional information about the Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, visit www.BoardwalkKennelClub.com.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.
The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living. The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by BudgetTravel.com; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by NJ.com readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by NerdWallet.com; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by FamilyVacationCritic.com in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and Home.com voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.
The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.
For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site, www.WildwoodsNJ.com.