2023 JUBILEE CLUSTER FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY 2023
The Montgomery Kennel Club is pleased to announce the 2023 Jubilee Cluster, the annual AKC licensed dog show hosted by the Montgomery Kennel Club and the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club. The 2023 Jubilee Cluster will be at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery the first weekend of May 2023 – May 5, 6, 7, & 8. The Montgomery Kennel Club will be hosting dog shows Friday and Saturday, and the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club will be hosting dog shows Sunday and Monday. There are additional daily events planned for this ALL NEW SPRING JUBILEE CLUSTER such as FastCAT, Dock Diving, testing, clinics, and more. Hundreds of dogs will be here from all over the country to compete for Best of Breed, Best in Group, and Best in Show.
“We are delighted to welcome spectators back to the Montgomery Kennel Club’s annual dog show here in Montgomery,” said Molly Martin, MKC president. “Not only is this a fun activity for families, but it is the perfect place to talk to breed experts about topics such as training, grooming, and the right breed for your lifestyle. An AKC dog show is also a great place to start your search for a responsible breeder.”
The Jubilee Cluster is held in partnership with the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club of Birmingham, AL.
The 2023 Jubilee Cluster will be FOUR DAYS of judging from several rings of dogs competing against each other in the same breed and the same group type (Working, Toy, Sport, Herding, Non-Sport, Hound, and Terrier) and also for Best in Show. Dogs and their handlers will be coming here to Montgomery from all over the country to compete in this prestigious event, and it is expected to attract upwards to 4,000 entries – a significant impact to the River Region by the canine community.
Dog shows like the Jubilee Cluster celebrate the companionship of dogs, promote responsible dog ownership, and help all dogs through the promotion of good breed health and breed preservation. While the dog show is, at its heart, a competition, it is also an opportunity for the public to engage with a vast array of breeds, owners and handlers. There is no finer way to appreciate the various levels of dog training and to enjoy the beauty of a sound, healthy, well bred animal… truly, the best of their breed.
FastCATs with Speed Dog Coursing
What is FastCAT? It is essentially the 100 – yard dash for dogs where dogs are tested on their ability to complete a 100 yard timed run in a safe, controlled atmosphere. AKC registered dogs earn points for each run determined by their speed and their size. Dogs may also participate in $5.00 fun runs. The FastCAT events will be hosted by the Montgomery Kennel Club in partnership with Speed Dog Coursing. The premium will be available as soon as the event is AKC approved. a
For more information about the Montgomery Kennel Club’s Jubilee Cluster, contact Frank Dreyfus, Show Chair at 334-315-7350.
There is no charge to attend the dog shows, but $5.00 is charged by the Garrett Coliseum for parking (per vehicle, not per person.) Entry fees for the 2023 Jubilee Cluster will be posted in the premium. Fees do include a $0.50 AKC recording fee and $3.00 AKC Event Service Fee.
Join or follow the Jubilee Cluster and the Montgomery Kennel Club for the most up to date info, ask and answer questions. and post pictures of you and your dog at the show. We are using the following hashtags so we can see everyone’s brags and wags!
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Download a copy of the PREMIUM here. Competitors will enter the dog show via the superintendent, JACK ONOFRIO DOG SHOWS, LLC.
Directions to Garrett Coliseum here.
Coming from North or South, exit I-65 to the Northern Boulevard (Exit 173). Follow Northern Boulevard until you reach Coliseum Boulevard (approximately 4.5 miles. Turn right and proceed to the second stoplight. Turn right on Federal Drive and the Coliseum will be a block ahead on the right across the street from the WalMart Marketplace Plaza. The Garrett Coliseum address is 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107.
Coming from North or South, take Exit 6, and turn north on Hwy 231 North which is the Eastern Boulevard. Follow Eastern Boulevard until you reach Coliseum Boulevard (approximately 6 miles). Turn left on Coliseum Blvd. and proceed to the second stoplight. Turn right on Federal Drive and the Coliseum will be a block ahead on the right. The address is 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107.