Dog Shows

What is conformation?
In conformation shows the dog is judged on how well it conforms to the standard published by the American Kennel Club. AKC Group Pictures can be seen on the AKC website. On the AKC website you can let your mouse hover over “Breeds” at the top of the page and then select the breed about which you want to know more.

When & Where: The Calcasieu Kennel Club hosts two conformation shows each year in June at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The dates of our next shows are Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018. The Acadiana Kennel Club hosts their shows with us on Thursday and Friday. Approximately the same dogs are entered each day but are judged by different judges from all over the United States. The judges are listed on the .

Premium List: If you are interested in receiving Premium Lists for any upcoming shows, please go to Onofrio Dogs Shows downloadable forms and then choose “Request Addition to Mailing List.”
If you just want information about the CKC shows, go to Upcoming Shows if it is after 2/14/2018 but before 5/23/18. (If it is after 5/23/18, see Judging Program below.) Entries for the dogs must be received by Onofrio Dog Shows by Wednesday 5/23/18 which is about three weeks before the shows.

Judging Program: The Judging Program judging program has the actual times the individual breeds will be shown and in which of the seven rings.

Match: A Match is where young dogs practice for the shows. Puppies as young as 3 months are allowed to enter. The match is held on Friday night thirty minutes after the end of the regular show.

Learning to show your dog: If you are interested in showing your dog but need to learn how to do that, contact us at to find out when our next classes will be for conformation.

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