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


Associated Specialties

(Associated Specialties will be linked to DogShow.ca)

Alberta Doberman Pinscher Club
Alberta Sporting Hound Association
American Staffordshire Terrier Club Of     Canada
Bearded Collie Club of Canada
Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Canada
Borzoi Canada
Boston Terrier Club of Canada
Cairn Terrier Club Of Canada
Canadian Association Of Parson Russell      Terrier Fanciers
Canadian Mastiff Club
Canadian Scottish Terrier Club
Canadian Shetland Sheepdog    Assoc., hosted by the Alberta Shetland Sheepdog & Collie Assoc.
Foothills Gazehound Club
Great Dane Club of Canada
Irish Setter Club of Canada
Kerry Blue Terrier Club Of Canada
Rottweiler Club of Canada
Shiba Inu Canada
Southern Alberta Toy Dog Fanciers
Stampede City Whippet Club
Weimaraner Association of Canada

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

Coming soon


Information For Spectators

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

FREE parking

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.