Kennel Club of Palm Springs, Inc.
For Information contact Sandra Groeschel
The dates of our 2022 New Year Classic Show are:
Thursday, January 6 to Sunday, January 9
Jan 6 Breed Specialties
Jan 7 Breed & Group Specialties
Jan 7 - 9 Obedience & Rally
Jan 8 & 9 All-Breed Shows
More About Kennel Club of Palm Springs
MEMBERSHIP & Meetings
Kennel Club of Palm Springs is an open membership club with current members in the Palm Springs area, the
High Desert and other Southern Californian locations. Our members are breeders, exhibitors and companion dog owners devoted to dogs and their welfare. Prospective members are encouraged to attend meetings to meet the membership and become familiar with the way in which the club operates.
Contact Toni Johnson at
For information regarding training classes, contact MeriLynn Hurd at
Organized in 1978 by Robert and Lois Waters, Margaret and Fred Young and Major and Beatrice Godsol to educate members and the general public about purebred dogs, to conduct purebred dog activities and to promote
sportsman-like competition at these events.
The Kennel Club of Palm Springs is very proud of our annual AKC Licensed All Bred Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials held the first weekend in January at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. This prestigious show is considered
the opening event of the dog show year on the west coast. Our first American Kennel Club licensed show was held
at the Palm Springs Pavilion on January 8, 1984, with 2183 entries. Best in Show was judged by Robert Waters. The Show Chairman was Jim Hohe, and Assistant Show Chair was Lilian Barber. The first back-to-back shows were
held in January 1994.
Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows are listed among the five largest shows in the country by the AKC. It is also one of the top listings on the "bucket list" of most exhibitors! There are now several group shows, plus more than 22 breed specialties during the two days preceding our all-breed shows, resulting in majors, majors, majors! There are also Obedience and Rally competitions throughout the weekend. The 40 acre venue includes manicured polo field grounds and extensive areas of tented rings, aisles and grooming areas. Ample daily and overnight parking is available. The New Year Cluster is the first weekend of January. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us each year for the best dog show experience ever! Looking forward to having your dogs and you join us in the beautiful Sonora desert!