Great American Puppy Show

Do you like dogs shows?

Do you love puppies?

Well if you answered yes then you are going to LOVE the Great American Puppy show….

What is it: The Great American Puppy Show, is run like all the famous dog shows you have seen on TV but instead of Adults , its all puppies!!! Sponsored by Royal Canin and the International Kennel Club of Chicago!

Who competes: All puppies from 4 months to 12 months old!

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024 ONLY although you can see baby puppies (4-6 months old) compete Friday and Sunday.

Where: In the Special Puppy Arena found in the main convention center

Why: People from all over the country will come show off your future star and compete for cash prizes!  Including $2500 for Best in Show! This will be part of our TV Show Televised by CBS2 Chicago!

What’s next? Come out with the whole family, root on your favorite baby and then watch on CBS’s The Road to the Great American Puppy Show!

Health Clinics

Health Clinics

IKC is proud to offer health clinics at our 2023 shows in January and August:

  • OFA Cardiac Clinic
    (Advanced and Basic)
  • OFA Dental Clinic
  • OFA Eye Clinic (CAER)
  • OFA Thyroid Clinic

Chicago Challenge Cup

Information Coming Soon!

The three shows in the January cluster will serve as the qualifying events for the $25,000 Chicago Challenge Cup (the “Challenge Cup”) sponsored by the Canine Chronicle to be held with the Chicago Dog Show on August 26, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.

Open Show Extravaganza

Open Show Extravaganza

The International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKC) has announced plans for the inaugural International Open Show Extravaganza, with an unprecedented focus on Foundation Stock Service (FSS) and Miscellaneous breeds.

Dock Diving

This is a qualifier for the NADD Regionals! Enter the 2023 North American Dock Diving (NADD) at the Great American Dog Show.

Canine Cruise Chicago

Join the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog for a festive night on board the Spirit of we enjoy cocktails, a buffet-style dinner, silent auction, and dancing while admiring the Chicago skyline from the waters of Lake Michigan.