Rose City Classic is fun for the whole family. Plan to come early and stay all day.
The best days for spectators to attend are Thursday through Sunday, the days of the all-breed shows. That 's when the largest number of dogs will be in attendance and spectators can watch agility, obedience and rally trials as well as their favorite breed.
If you are interested in purebred dogs this is the show to attend! It is one of the biggest dog shows in America and attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties. If you want to see a particular breed or locate a breeder, these are great shows to visit.
If you are looking for a specific breed and would like to talk to top Northwest breeders watch for information on Meet the Breeds. It's an exciting new attraction at the Rose City Classic that provides the public a great opportunity to meet local AKC breeders and receive information about a breed they are considering for their family. It will also give them a chance to interact with a breed. Meet the Breeds will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The entry closing date for these shows is January 2, 2013. The show schedule listing the judging time for each breed and event should be prepared and available online hereabout a week after closing.
Still more to see! The Rose City Classic hosts great AKC agility trials. On Saturday the RCC hosts try-outs for the AKC/USA World Agility Team that competes annually at the World Agility Championships. This means that some of the fastest and best agility dogs in America compete at these shows.
The Rose City Classic values AKC obedience and offers a premier venue for competition. This year we're proud to host the AKC Obedience regionals. Come watch some of the best trained dogs in America do what they love best! Whether your dog competes in dog sports or simply shares your home, dogs benefit enormously from basic obedience training. Training and competing in obedience builds a lifetime bond between dog and owner. That's why we think that obedience is so important and that's why we have given it such a prominent position in our show.
Agility and obedience start early each day and continue until at least early afternoon.
AKC Rally® is a new addition to the AKC obedience format, promoting fun for dogs and owners alike, and serving as a link between non-competitive events and competitive dog sports such as obedience and agility, and the AKC Canine Good Citizen® Test. In Rally, unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is encouraged. Stop by the obedience rings and watch Rally and obedience.
On Friday, in addition to the major competition already mentioned, there will be an AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) test. CGC promotes responsible dog ownership and basic good manners for dogs. Passing dogs get a Canine Good Citizen® Certificate, which is a prize that many landlords and insurance companies recognize and reward.
Each year, the Rose City Classic offers a student art contest featuring a theme about dogs. The competition is sponsored by Purina Dog Food. The contest encourages youngsters to develop their artistic talent and promotes responsible dog ownership. About 500 pieces of artwork by local students will be presented at the Rose City Classic this year.
In addition to the events and contests, RCC attracts a huge number of top dog product vendors from all over the US. From dog photography to dog bedding, jewelry, fine art and toys, it's all at the Rose City Classic!
$10 per person
$20 per family [up to 5)]
$15 Two-day pass, individual
$30 Two-day pass, family
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Seniors [62+] are free
Location: the Rose City Classic is held at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Expo) at 2060 No. Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217. Click here for directions to Expo, then c.lick on directions for a map.
Transportation: Drive your car, take a bus or ride Max. Light rail will now take you all the way and deliver you right into the parking lot at Expo! To plan your trip, go to the Tri-met website.The Expo charges a parking fee of $8 per car or $7 for carpools with 3 or more people..
Show dates: Rose City Classic will begin on Wednesday, January 16 with numerous individual breed shows, and the 4 all-breed shows run Thursday through Sunday, January 17-20, 2013.
Show hours: The Expo is open to the public at 7:30 am each day. The official show hours are from 8 am until 6 pm.
Schedule of events: The show can not be scheduled until after entries close. Please check back about a week before the show and the schedule will be posted here.