Great American Dog Show

The International Kennel Club of Chicago is proud to be an AKC Member Club. The AKC Meet the Breeds at the Great American Dog Show and the Great American Dog Show are AKC sanctioned and licensed events.

August 25-27, 2023

McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Live Events

There’s something for everyone at the Great American Dog Show.


Meet, pet and play with more than 200 different dog breeds.


Watch amazing trick, agility, obedience and dock diving demos.

Dog at a dog show


See famous dogs from around the country compete for Best In Show.

Kids Zone


Enjoy free face paining, bouncy-houses and kids only dog rings.

Vender Village


Browse around and find unique products and gifts for your dog.


Get personal tips from top dog trainers, breeders and vets.

2023 North American Dock Diving Dogs Competition

Whitman's Grooming Expo

The Great American Cat Show

Join us August 25-27, 2023

Whether you’re a dog lover excited to take in the show, a handler looking for more information about showing your dog, or a vendor who wants to showcase your product, you’ll find something to love!


If you own a dog, or just love those furry friends, the Great American Dog Show is the place to watch and interact with the cutest dogs and learn from top industry experts.


Come compete with top professionals and owner handlers from around the country in our conformation shows and show everyone you’re the best.


Gain exposure for your brand and showcase your products and services to nearly 100,000 dog owners and lovers.

About The Great American Dog Show

The Great American Dog Show began in 2023, following the 120 year tradition of the International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKC). Both professional trainers and dog owners of 200 different dog breeds come to compete for the coveted title of Best In Show. The Great American Dog Show also features family friendly content for all dog lovers including AKC Meet The Breeds, Demonstrations, and special events just for kids.

About the Great American Cat Show

The Great American Cat Show by TICA gives Chicagoans the unique opportunity to meet and play with most of TICA’s 73 cat breeds. Learn about each cat’s rich history and attributes and find out which is the best fit for your family.

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