March 2010

SAKC Celebrates 100 Years


100th Anniversary of the Founding of the San Antonio Kennel Club

On March 13, 2010, the San Antonio Kennel Club celebrated the 100th year since the founding of the club in 1910, with its 165th All Breed Dog Show held at the Morris Center on the Freeman Coliseum grounds. There were 1446 dogs entered from 41 states, as well as from Canada and Mexico.

145 breeds represented with the largest breed entry being 82 Golden Retrievers, filled by 57 Poodles, 49 Chihuahuas, 46 Dachshunds, 38 Samoyeds, 36 French Bulldogs, 35 German Shepherds, 34 Doberman Pinschers, 31 Chinese Cresteds, and 31 Boston Terriers.

The Tibetan Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound were the biggest dogs shows with the tiny Chihuahuas being the smallest at less than 6 pounds! Dogs were shown by 491 registered agents or by their owner-handlers.

The estimated 2000 plus spectators were able to see not just the judging and grooming of the entered dogs, but also visit the 43 vendors and 2 nonprofit groups that had booths around the show rings.

Most of the same dogs were also entered in the companion shows (Kennel Club of Great Victoria and San Antonio Kennel Club) that were part of the Alamo City Cluster of Dog Shows on March 11th, 12th, and 14th at the same location.

Alamo CIty Cluster of Shows Setup

Grooming Area (1)

Members of the San Antonio Kennel Club:

First: a big thank you to those who helped setup on Tuesday! (Joe, Murrel, Harold, Dorothy, Marilynn, Tony, Jim, Marcia, Tracy, Kyle, Betty, Patricia, Renate, Carie, Carol and Robert Short and Robert McLean).

Second: Entries were up, more vendors came, and RV parking increased, and more inquiries were received for information about the Cluster Dog Shows! Thanks to all who came out to assist with the setup and enjoyed the show.

Rings (1)

Champion Handlers 2010

SAKC Celebrates Members’ Accomplishments

Every year the SAKC recognizes it’s members who successfully complete the conformation requirements by finishing dogs and earning them the title AKC Champion.

This year, the SAKC recognizes six members who championed at least one of their dogs in the year 2009. These club members include;

Kirsten Potts
Carol Short
Donna Stein
Patricia Prellwitz
Marilynn Ellis.

Dr. Jim Sherman presented the awards and assisted Kirsten Potts in holding all of our plaques. Members received framed plaques and the respect and admiration of their fellow club members. Congratulations to you all!