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.

These breeds boast some of the most dedicated patrons in the dog world

Toward this end the Open shows will be highlighted at both the Winter and Summer IKC shows, with special attractions at both. Both shows will offer large, highly visible rings with prizes and rosettes comparable to the all-breed shows. The Best in Show winners from all three days of shows will compete on Sunday in the regular group ring for the Open Best of the Best Challenge, which brings with it a $500 prize.

It doesn’t end there. The Miscellaneous group winners and FSS group winners from all 3 days of the Schaumburg IKC 2023 winter shows on January 6, 7, and 8, will be invited to compete at the Summer IKC crowning event, the Chicago Challenge Cup, which boasts a very large cash prize to be announced soon (plus a huge contribution to a charity chosen by the winner from a list of amazing charities). This event will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.