2018 Summer Classic August 3-6, 2018
at Spruce Meadows!

Join us for the 2018 Summer Classic, August 3-6, 2018 at Spruce Meadows

The AKC Summer Classics 

Since the inception of the AKC Winter Classic in 2013, we have developed a strong working relationship with the Spruce Meadows team. Spruce Meadows has gone above and beyond year-after-year, supporting our vision of being a destination dog show, attracting exhibitors, vendors and judges from across the world. 

The 2017 AKC Summer Classic had 5,600 entries in the various events we hosted over the four days of the show. In conformation alone there were 2,900 dogs entered over the four days with another 1,500 entries in the 28 specialties (breed specific and group specialties) that we hosted. We also accommodated 27 vendors in selling their wares and services that weekend. 

In 2018, the Summer Classic show will take place over four days, August 3 to 6, 2018 at Spruce Meadows. We have four all-breed shows, four obedience trials, six rally obedience trials, six agility trials, and two scent hurdle trials. In 2017 there were 35 specialties booked and we are anticipating the same in 2018.

Our show continues to grow year-over-year, with approximately 2,500 people attending to watch the show, to learn about dogs, dog sport and the dog fancy over the weekend. We believe that public education about the world of purebred dogs is an important role that the AKC Winter and Summer Classic's are able to provide.

AKC Events

4 All Breed Shows
4 Obedience Trials
6 Rally Obedience Trials
6 Agility Trials

Other Events – conformation and obedience fun matches, rally-obedience sanction matches, junior showmanship competition, Canine Good Neighbour and scent hurdle racing


AKC Conformation
AKC Rally & Obedience
AKC Agility


AKC Premium List
AKC Rally & Obedience Premium List
AKC Agility Premium List

Health Testing Clinics

OFA Eye Certification
Mobile Hearing Testing

Therapy Treatments

Osteopathy / Craniosacral Therapy Treatments by Dr. Laura Taylor DVM

Would You Like to Sell Your Wares?

Vendor Registration and Contract Application

Need A Place To Stay?

Check out the Delta South.

Book your group rate for Alberta Kennel Club Summer Show-Exhibitors

Maps And Parking

All Alberta Ring
North American Field

Information For Spectators

Public Schedule:

$10 Adults (18+)
$5 Youth (12-17 years old)
$5 Seniors over 65 years old
FREE children under 12 years old

Tickets available at the gate.
Admission is cash only

FREE parking in Lot 7 at Spruce Meadows

Only dogs entered in the show are allowed on the show grounds. If your dog is not entered in the show, please leave him/her in the comfort of your home.