Houston World Series of Dog Shows Returns for its 41st Year
Continues mission of Elite Competition and Public Education
HOUSTON, TX – The Houston World Series of Dog Shows makes its return to NRG Center July 18-22, 2018. Families of all ages and sizes, including their four-legged companions, can enjoy the series’ fun-filled schedule with performance and contest events such as flyball, canine musical freestyle, grooming competitions, and obedience. Sponsored by local kennel clubs including the Houston Kennel Club, the Shows also focus on enhancing the public’s knowledge about different breeds of dogs through seminars such as Meet the Breeds.
“As we enter our 41st year, we try to ensure there’s something for all members of the family to enjoy,” says Tom Pincus, president of the Houston Kennel Club and show chairman. “Between shopping in the McScotty Market, exciting competitions and events like AKC’s My Dog Can Do That!, there’s something to captivate every member of the family.”
Review the show’s full schedule at: https://houstondogshows.com/schedule/ and check regularly as the schedule can change. Admission and parking are free on Wednesday, July 18 — visitors are encouraged to visit the McScotty Market and get a sneak peek.
Guests are more than welcome to bring their dogs to the show, especially if they are going to be fitted for custom clothing, collars or leashes. There is an FAQ available for those wishing to bring their own dogs: https://www.houstondogshows.com/visitors#faq.
General show hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. All tickets are available at the door or online through Ticketmaster. Admission is free to the public on Wednesday, July 18. Thursday, July 19, tickets are $10 for adults, and Friday through Sunday adult tickets are $15. Seniors over 55 and active/retired military with ID are $10. Children 12 and younger are free with purchase of an adult ticket. Parking is $12 daily, cash only.
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and supervised by Onofrio Dog Shows. During five days, the shows typically attract more than 40,000 spectators and participants and 14,000 entries. The series’ main sponsor is Purina® Dog Food, makers of Purina® Pro Plan® dog food. See www.houstondogshows.com for additional information.