Our Shows

Back to Basics for 2023

The Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County will hold two back to back all-breed shows in 2023 . We will be joined by a number of group and specialty shows.

Please see the list below to see what’s in store for 2023.

RV Reservations open online on March 1, 2023, using our online reservation form.

Show/Trial premium links will be shared in February.

Check our club Facebook page for updates.

Grooming Space reservations open on March 1, 2023. Options include

  • $40 to reserve space with electric in the heated and enclosed Dog Barn
  • Free reserved space in the horse stalls, covered, enclosed on 3 sides, most with electric
  • Reserve your space online now!
  • Free covered grooming space with electric will be available for our shows
  • All grooming space will be available for setup at 3 PM on Thursday April 27th

Interested in being a Vendor ?

Contact our Vendor Chair, Lanalee Price.

April 28 – 30, 2022

  • Saturday and Sunday Free Early Bird coffee and mini donuts 7-8 AM
  • All shows superintended by BaRay Events
  • Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023
    • Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County all breed show
    • NOHS (National Owner Handler Series)
    • Junior Showmanship
    • 4-6 month puppy competition
    • Pee Wee Junior Showmanship
    • Supported entries in Doberman Pinschers, Siberian Huskies, and Bouvier des Flandres
    • AKC “Afternoon with the Professionals” Adult and Junior Handling Clinic
    • 2 Scentwork Trials offered by the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, same levels as Friday
      • Sunday, May 1, 2022
    • Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County All-Breed Show
    • NOHS (National Owner Handler Series)
      • Junior Showmanship
      • Open FSS show
      • Junior Handler Finals with $500 in Scholarships
      • 2 Scentwork Trials offered by the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, same levels as Friday

The cluster will be held at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning, MI. This site is roughly 20 miles southwest of Birch Run near the intersection of M57 and M52. It is accessible from I-75 (Clio Exit) from the East and US 127 (M57 exit) from the West.

All judging will be indoors in heated buildings. The fairgrounds was delighted to host our shows and has responded to suggestions by upgrading the lighting in the largest building. There will be reserved paid indoor grooming spaces, unpaid reserved grooming in stalls. Grooming reservations open on March 1, 2023 and a link to the online reservations will be shared prior to the opening date. Free grooming space is available as well for day of show setups. Outdoor washing stations are also available.

The site includes over 20 acres of parking on flat ground, and we will have a food truck on site. There is an adjacent campground with 62 campsites with electric hookups, 40 camping sites without hookups, and a dumping station. The site is about a 35 minute drive from the previous Birch Run show site, hotels, and outlet mall. There are also hotels south of the show site in Owosso. A list of hotels will be provided in the premium list.

The alternative campgrounds closest to the fairgrounds are the Pine Ridge campground in Birch Run and Jellystone in Frankemuth.

This is our third year at this site, and we’ve continued to tweak the show layout and schedule. We have added additional designated grooming areas and will have a new “farm to table” food vendor this year.

There is plenty of room to expand at this site, so we are hoping to add more in the future! If you belong to a performance or specialty club that would like to join us, please reach out.

Supporting Club Information

Progressive welcomes breed clubs who wish to support the entry of our show.  Please contact the show chair for details on benefits offered to supporting clubs; standalone and concurrent specialty shows are also options.   Due to AKC and  premium list deadlines supported club information is needed by November 15th of the year preceding the supported show.

Dog Safety Reminder

Beautiful spring weather brings external parasites out of the woods!  Please make sure you protect your dogs from fleas and ticks.

Previous Shows

For results and photos from previous shows visit the Winners Gallery page.

For general information about AKC dog shows and other AKC events, visit our About Dog Shows page.

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