Top 8 Dog Shows in Michigan, United States (2023)


You've undoubtedly heard of dog shows and have probably watched one on TV. The good thing is, you can enjoy dog shows without owning a purebred show dog. These events can be fun to watch on TV and extremely fun to watch in person. The all-breed conformation is the most popular type of dog show in the United States. In this show, purebred dogs are judged for how well they comply with the AKC's breed information and characteristics. If you are in the state of Michigan looking for a dog show to attend in 2023, here is a list of eight shows for you to choose from.

1. Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show

The Detroit Kennel Club dog show is an annual all-breed event for dog lovers to showcase the very best of pure-bred dogs. Since its inception in 1916, this family-friendly show is open to the public. As a dog enthusiast, this show is an opportunity for you to see your favorite breeds in action. And if you are an exhibitor, here is an opportunity to showcase your dogs at a beautiful and air-conditioned venue. The next Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show is scheduled for June 24 and 25, 2023.

Ticket information:

  • Adults and Children 11 and up: $10
  • Ages 65 and older: $5
  • Ages 6 – 10: $5
  • Ages 5 and under: Free
  • Family pass: $25
  • Parking fee: $5
  • Website: DKC

2. Michigan Winter Classic Dog Show

Michigan Winter Dog Classic Show

Dubbed Michigan’s largest dog show, the Michigan Winter Dog Classic is a 4-day show in which more than 160 dog breeds participate. At the event, dog lovers will have access to more than 7,000 dogs. In addition, you will also enjoy fun events like Dock Diving, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Barn Hunt, and New Exhibitor Briefings. The show is held at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in the city of Novi, Oakland County, Michigan, United States.

Ticket information:
  • Adults: $10
  • Family Plan (2 adults and 3 kids): $35
  • Kids under 5: Free
  • Groups of 10 or more people: $5 per person
  • Parking fee: $5
  • Website: MWDC

3. Grand Rapids Kennel Club Dog Show

Grand Rapids Kennel Club Dog Show

Every year, The Grand Rapids Kennel Club hosts two All-Breed dog shows, obedience and rally trials, in May and November. The shows are typically held in Kalamazoo, precisely at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Michigan. To stay up to date on the Club's upcoming events, visit its official website.

4. Ann Arbor Kennel Club Dog Show

Ann Arbor Kennel Club Dog Show

Each year, the Ann Arbor Kennel Club hosts the "All Breeds Dog Shows and Obedience Trials" and "Maize and Blue Combined Specialties." The 3-day event takes place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Michigan. The next shows are scheduled for Friday 7, Saturday 8, and Sunday, July 9, 2023. For more information, visit the Ann Arbor Kennel Club's official website.

5. Michigan State 4-H Dog Show

This dog show is held annually each August in the city of East Lansing at Michigan State University. Dog lovers from across the state attend the event to compete in various contests, including agility and freestyle, showmanship, and obedience. Moreover, the event gives attendees the opportunity to showcase their 4-H dog projects. The next event will be held on August 12, 2023, at MSU Pavilion for Livestock Education. For more info, visit MSU's official website.

6. Dog and Pony Show Brewery

Dog and Pony Show Brewery

Here is a fun-run event held annually by Michigan Brewery Running Series. The show welcomes both adults and youngsters to run, walk, or jog throughout the neighborhood of Oak Park. All participants must have a valid ID or driver's license. You will enjoy only the show if you are below 21 years of age. But if you are 21 years old and above, you will enjoy both the show and beer. The next show is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2023, at West Eleven Mile Road #Suite 200 Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237 United States. Visit the event website for more information.

7. Michigan Summer Classic Dog Show

Michigan Summer Classic Dog Show

This dog show is held by the Berrien Kennel Club, an associate of the American Kennel Club (AKC). The All-Breed Dog Show is held at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in the city of Marshall, Michigan, United States. Berrien Kennel Club will hold its next dog show on Thursday 13 and Sunday, July 16, 2023.

8. Greater Muskegon Kennel Club Dog Shows

Muskegon, located in Muskegon County, is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States. That said, the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club holds two dog shows annually in the month of May in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Cluster and in November in conjunction with the West Michigan Harvest Cluster. The club's 2023 spring dog show in conjunction with the Apple Blossom will take place at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Monday, May 29, 2023. 


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