The Kennel Clubs of Greater Collin, Texas and Trinity Valley are hosting the biannual Lone Star State Classic dog show from December 5 to 8, at the Dallas Market Hall, in Dallas. With nearly 2,000 dogs entered from across the U.S., it is the only all-breed AKC dog show in the Dallas area. AKC dog show 2013; Lone Star Classic Coming to Dallas.
The event begins at 2 p.m., December 5, with small specialty events throughout the afternoon highlighting individual breed clubs and specific breeds. The other days feature an all-breed show by club, with breed judging from 8 a.m. to late afternoon. The best of breed or variety winners go on to the best in show competition at the end of the show.
Other activities include booths of pet supplies and accessories, art, jewelry, handmade crafts, visiting with breeders and dog rescue clubs and getting an up-close view of more than 150 different breeds of dogs in the grooming areas.
Tickets at the door (only) are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free to children under 5. Parking is free. Pets are not allowed.
Location: 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas Market Hall, Dallas. For more information and the judging program, visit LoneStarStateClassic.com.