Join the members of the Anoka County Minnesota Kennel Club and the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club at the Summer Solstice Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows at the Isanti County Fairgrounds, Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24.
The shows begin at 8 a.m. and will run until about 3 p.m. each day. There is no admission charge to the public.
The sport of purebred dogs, once the purview of the wealthy and privileged, has become the all-American family sport. There is no other sport that encourages competition between amateur and professionals, youngsters, men and women while at the same time having a very positive economic impact on the local communities where dog shows, performance events and obedience trails are held on a regular basis.
Dog shows such as the Cluster are more than just fun for everyone involved. They produce a significant economic benefit. The American Kennel Club (AKC) reports that, on average, a local economy will benefit by nearly $300,000 when a dog show comes to town.
An analysis conducted by the AKC shows that people who participate in a dog show spend money locally on car rentals, dog supplies, entertainment, gasoline, lodging and meals. At nearly 1,500 AKC all-breed shows each year, the benefit to the American communities is nearly half-a-billion dollars annually.
Want to see a particular breed? A week before the shows, visit www.onofrio.com; click on “Show Information;” click on “Closed Shows;” scroll down to Anoka County Minnesota Kennel Club and Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club, and click on “Judging Program.” Look for the breed you are interested in seeing and find the time and the ring in which that breed will be shown each day.
The Isanti County Fairgrounds is located at 3101 NE Hwy. 95, Cambridge.