In response to the rapidly changing situation related to the corona virus,
Del Monte Kennel Club has decided to

Cancel all upcoming shows and trials.

Look what our members are doing...

Bichon Frise

Julie Craig and Cody

When Lucky Cody Craig earned the National Association of Canine Scent Work's Elite Champion Title on January 5, 2019, Julie Craig, DMKC member and Cody's owner/handler, reported that he was the 97th dog out of over 19,500 registered scent work dogs in the United States and 5 Canadian provinces to earn it. According to additional NACSW reported data at that time, there were 241 different breeds registered, with the top breeds registered being German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever and Border Collie. Cody was then, and still is, the only Bichon Frise to earn this title. The Bichon Frise Reporter is an AKC owner/handler quarterly publication. Julie and her husband Tom, also a DMKC member, are extremely grateful that Heidi Kausch, Publisher/Editor, and Jean Fergus, Managing Editor/Production, of The Bichon Frise Reporter have featured Cody on their magazine cover, as he proudly poses with his beautiful National Association of Canine Scent Work "Elite Champion Title" ribbon.

 

Judges announced for the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Show

Del Monte Kennel Club is thrilled that our Life Member Pat Trotter has been given the honor of judging Best-in-Show at American’s most prestigious dog show, Westminster Kennel Club next June. Mrs. Trotter is the fourth Del Monte Kennel Club member awarded this honor. The previous honorees were Derek Rayne (1983), Dr. Jacklyn Hungerland (1995) and Dorothy M. Macdonald (2001). We congratulate Mrs. Trotter and thank her for her outstanding work for our sport and her contributions to the success of Del Monte Kennel Club.

Patricia Craige Trotter will judge the Prestigious Best in Show - see link below

http://caninechronicle.com/breaking-news/retired-history-teacher-to-make-history-herself-by-awarding-best-in-show-at-the-145th-annual-westminster-kennel-club-dog-show/

 

We also want to recognize Jennifer Reed as one of the judges for Junior Showmanship

https://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/media-center/2021-judges/j-reed

 

Date and Location Change for 2021

The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New York on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021, with live coverage across FOX Sports networks. Due to the ever-changing government restrictions during the pandemic a move to a springtime, outdoor dog show was necessary to uphold Westminster's strong commitment to the health and safety of everyone who attends our show.