Skip to main content

First Annual UKC California Classic Dog Show Held at Kern County Fairgrounds

Bakersfield, California

January 12, 2018

Join UKC in celebrating all things dog at the UKC California Classic, January 12-14, 2018 in Bakersfield, California at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

Spectators and those interested in learning more about UKC events are invited to attend UKC California Classic, a family-friendly dog show great for all ages. Featured events include: Rally Obedience, Obedience, Weight Pull, and Drag Racing, as well as Conformation shows. California Classic is an exciting event with lots to see!

During the conformation shows, watch as dogs' conformation is judged by how closely they match the ideal image of their breed as described in the written breed standard. Bring a camera and snap some pictures of your favorite! Root for your favorite canine athlete while sitting ringside during the performance events, where dogs are trained to complete a set of behaviors or obstacles at the command of their handler. Many dogs present will be competing in multiple events throughout the weekend. UKC refers to this dynamic ability to excel at conformation and performance events as the Total Dog philosophy.

"At UKC, the Total Dog concept is important to us dogs who look and perform equally well are active, joyful and well-adjusted members of the family and society," UKC President Tanya Raab began.

"We host events all over the country, and we are thrilled to bring these show and performance opportunities to California at the UKC California Classic. The interest and turnout has been tremendous for our first year here. Our staff is happy to be on site conducting the event and answering any questions exhibitors might have. We also encourage everyone to visit our website, for more information," Raab added.

In between the bustling dog show action, browse the vendors to fill your dog supply needs! Activities begin around 9 a.m., and stretch well into the afternoon. Here at UKC, we love dogs, but when attending California Classic as a spectator, please leave your pet(s) at home as only dogs registered to compete are allowed on the event grounds.

Check Event Results

A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. United Kennel Club prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events, welcoming both purebred dogs and dogs of unknown ancestry.

Back to Show News >