About

The Golden Gate Kennel Club Mission is to encourage responsible dog ownership, to preserve breed integrity and educate new owners on breed history, unique breed characteristics and health requirements.

The Golden Gate Kennel Club Show ranks as one of the most prestigious in the nation. With a history dating back over 100 years, the event is one of the few remaining benched dog events in the country.

A benched show means that all exhibiting dogs will be showcased together with all other dogs of the same breed. A rare opportunity to see hundreds of breeds all under one roof!

‚ÄčThere is a lot to see and do at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show! Here are some of the many highlights that you can enjoy!

A RARE, BENCHED SHOW

Bench Dog Show

One of only three in the nation, providing a great opportunity for all ages to meet the dogs themselves and learn about hundreds of amazing breeds — prizes for Best in Show each day!

OVER 100 BREEDS

Dog show breeds

You will find dogs of all kinds in the North and South Halls of the main building and in the lower buildings on the Cow Palace grounds.

ALL BREED FASHION SHOW!

Dog fashion show

Owners style their dog and walk the runway, with judging based on originality, high style, humorous and breed heritage. Cash prize!

SHOW DOG
TRIALS

Show Dog Trials

These are held in the main arena each day.

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW CONTEST

Best Puppy in Show

Cash prize awarded.

SPECTACULAR FLY BALL DEMOS!

Ball Demos

You don’t want to miss this!