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 breed descriptions can be seen on the AKC website. On the AKC website, you can use the drop-down menu for “Breeds A to Z” 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 Thursday & Friday, June 8 & 9, 2023. The Acadiana Kennel Club hosts their shows with us on Saturday and Sunday. 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 .

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If you just want more information about any upcoming shows, go to Upcoming Shows and scroll down. The CKC and AKC shows will have a closing date of Wed., May 24, 2023. If it is after 5/24/2023, see “Judging Program” below.) Entries for the dogs must be received by Onofrio Dog Shows by noon, Wednesday 5/24/23 which is about three weeks before the shows.

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.”

Judging Program: The judging program has the actual times the individual breeds will be shown and in which of the seven rings. This is not published until a week before the shows. Please check back with us later. If you want to just see what a Judging Program looks like, click here to see the Judging Program for June 2021.

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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