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RV Vacation Idea:  Dog Shows

Dog Show RV Vacations

Do you love dogs? Then you should definitely consider traveling by RV to see at least one major dog show. Traveling in RV luxury to the excitement and glamour of top dog shows is a vacation you won’t soon forget. There are so many ways to incorporate dog shows into an RV trip. Here are some ideas to help you plan your next RV vacation to dog shows.

Traveling by RV to Dog Shows


The American Kennel Club sponsors dog shows throughout the U.S. These shows display the very best in dog show competition and give credibility to this rapidly growing sport. Agility trials, conformation events and several other categories of shows promise something for every type of dog lover. Here are just a few of the AKC’s top dog shows that make terrific RV vacation destinations.

AKC Dog Shows in California:


All in the same week in November, there are three AKC-sanctioned shows in California. Here’s the scoop:

San Luis Obispo Regional Dog Show:  Head for the California Mid State Fairgrounds for three days of exciting dog show competition.

San Joaquin Kennel Club Show: Just three hours north in Stockton, CA, the San Joaquin AKC-sanctioned show is also a three-day event featuring all AKC-recognized breeds.

Golden Valley Kennel Club: On the way to Stockton, stop in Turlock for the annual Golden Valley Kennel Club, one great day of high-stakes dog show action.

AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational: The biggest AKC show of all is held each December in Long Beach, California. If you want to see the very best in show, get down to Long Beach in December, and don’t forget to call our Los Angeles El Monte RV Rentals office to reserve the perfect motorhome rental for your trip!

Kennel Club of Palm Springs:  Start the New Year off right with this January dog show in Indio, CA.  Our office in nearby San Bernardino will have a motorhome just right for the occasion.
Apple Valley Kennel Club:  This AKC approved show will be held in March.  We have a convenient rv rental location in Hesperia for your convenience.
Lake Mathews Kennel Club:  Two All Breed dog shows in May. Obedience and Rally Trials.  Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA.   

AKC Dog Shows in Florida


Each December, Miami, Florida is the site of two regional dog clubs’ shows at the Miami Fair Expo Center. The South Dade Kennel Club hosts a Friday show and the Greater Miami Dog Club runs their show the following day. Our Miami El Monte RV Rentals office is conveniently close, so be sure to reserve the perfect RV for your stay.

AKC Dog Shows in Texas


The Texas Kennel Club and Trinity Valley Kennel Club share the Dallas Market Expo for back-to-back shows in December. Stop by the Dallas El Monte RV Rentals location for a great RV to call home during your stay.

AKC Dog Shows in New York


The internationally famous Westminster Kennel Club show is held each February at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The cream of the crop for each class of dog will be judged at Westminster, and you definitely don’t want to miss the action. Our Linden, NJ El Monte RV Rentals office has exactly the right RV for your trip to the Westminster.

There are hundreds of other local and regional dog shows throughout the US. Use the AKC site for their sanctioned breed events listings, and their new mixed breeds site to find shows for less-pedigreed pups.


RV camping is the perfect way to stay when you’re following dog shows. Campgrounds are available near many dog show locations, and some venues allow “boondocking” onsite if you’re anxious to stay near the action. Pick your favorite dog show cities and contact the nearest El Monte RV Rentals office to reserve a luxurious motorhome. We know you’re going to love watching this exciting arena sport, and it might just become your family’s favorite vacation tradition.



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