The Rose City Classic Series of Dog Shows is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States. It spans 5 days, starting with Individual Breeds and Group (all Terrier breeds, e.g.) Specialty Shows on Wednesday, followed by 4 days of all-breed dog shows representing more than 185 individual breeds.
These shows are hosted by Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon (DFAO), and the Tualatin Kennel Club (TKC) two AKC clubs that have served the greater Portland area for more than 70 and 40 years, respectively. The members of these not-for-profit clubs donate their time and expertise to put on the Rose City Classic, and afterwards donate profits to causes that promote responsible dog ownership and the health and welfare of dogs.
The all-breed shows feature breed judging, which is also called Conformation, as well as Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials on Thursday through Sunday. AKC Canine Good Citizen Tests are held on Friday and Saturday. Classes for Beginner Puppies, 4-6 months old are held on Saturday. People who are looking for a specific breed can check out the Meet the Breeds booths on Friday through Sunday, and review the judging program on the menu bar above and to the right, but keep in mind that the current year’s judging program will not be published until about a week before the show.