Celebrating the Human-Canine Bond
The Great American Dog Show is a full AKC conformation show like you have probably seen on television, but we are so much more! We also feature kids' events and activities, demonstrations in agility, scent work, obedience, trick dogs and more. We offer dog show tours and lots of educational opportunities.
Educating Pet Owners
Have you ever thought about how to get started in dog agility? Interested in training your own trick dog at home? Would you like to speak to experts in the fields of nutrition, DNA, veterinary care? Want to understand what a dog show is all about? Come join us to learn about everything to do with dogs.
Showcasing All You Can Do With Your Dogs
- Dog show tours
- Conformation show
- Demonstrations in agility, trick dog, scent work, obedience, coon hounds and more
- Meet the Breeds
- Dog Grooming Competition
- Breeders education seminars
- Health clinics for dogs
An Exciting Line Up of Events
Meet Over 200 AKC Breeds
Visit with top dog experts from around the country.
Dog Grooming Competition
Meet the Breeds
Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
August 25-27, 2023 Show hours are 8 AM - 6 PM each day.
We are at the beautiful McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois
All dog lovers!! We provide affordable, family fun entertainment and education for dog lovers of all ages. We have special features and activities for children and lots of educational opportunities to learn more about dogs, training, caring for them and what you can do with your dog at home.
Unfortunately, no. Only dogs who are entered in the show are allowed to come.