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Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave. Daly City, CA 94104
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from mrpsmr

The dog show has gotten smaller and smaller over the years. This is too bad, since this used to be a really great event. The human participants this year were ruder than ever. Not sure if that is because of failing attendance, or they really...continued

reviewed Jan 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

The event was everything that a dog show should be. It was especially fun to get up close & personal with the dogs & owners!


reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Devi Joseph

There are many fewer breeds than in the past. I know that many breeders don't come to this show because of the benching requirement. If you got rid of the benching requirement, there would be more breeds to view.

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The 109th and 110th annual Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, featuring nearly 1,200 dogs and over 135 breeds, is set for the Cow Palace, San Francisco, Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29th.  

Wondering what’s new this year? Among breeds shown for the first time at the Cow Palace will be the Irish Red and White Setter, the Swedish Vallhund and the Cane Corso. From Affenpinschers to Portuguese Podengo Pequenos to Vizslas and Xoloitzcuintli, this show is your best opportunity to meet other dog owners and the perfect place to pick your next “best friend”.  

“Best In Show” will be selected and cash prizes awarded daily. Numerous special events include daily fly ball competitions, the always popular all-breed fashion show hosted by media personality Greg Behrendt on Saturday, Junior Showmanship, Best Puppy, and breed rescue information.  

Among the largest breeds entered will be 155 Retrievers including Chesapeake, Flat Coat, Golden and Nova Scotia Duck; 182 Toys including Maltese, Shih Tzu, Cavalier and King Charles Spaniels; 46 Bernese Mountain Dogs; and 12 Pharaoh Hounds.  

The Golden Gate Kennel Club ranks as one of the most prestigious shows in the nation, having received the 100 Year-Plus award from the American Kennel Club. It is the oldest major event in Northern California and has long been acknowledged as “the Bay Area family show” for dog lovers of all ages.

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