Chicago’s Dog Show

On August 25-27, 2023, the International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKC) returns home to McCormick Place on the lakefront beneath the Chicago skyline.

Better than ever, the Chicago Dog Show welcomes the best dogs in the world to its unparalleled conformation show, which will feature Group and Best in Show judging under the spotlights in Chicago’s historic Arie Crown Theater and a brand new, special event: the Chicago Challenge Cup.

The Celebration of Dogs expo will host AKC’s Meet the Breeds, countless canine specific vendors, exhibitions in obedience, rally, agility, scent work, herding, dock diving, police work, service dogs, and more.

We welcome an expected 100,000 fans, friends and families to join us, as well as our vendors and exhibitors, in celebrating the purpose-bred dog and all the ways in which they enrich our lives and make our planet a better place.

In addition, for the first time ever, the IKC team brings the ultimate dog experience to the Chicago suburbs.

January 6-8, 2023, IKC will host the Windy City Cluster at the prestigious Schaumburg Convention Center, providing an unparalelled experience for dog loving individuals and families in a first class setting to learn about and enjoy man’s best friend.

The Windy City Cluster will feature three all breed dog shows in one of Chicago’s most progressive suburbs together with a smaller Meet the Breeds experience, designed exclusively for dog loving suburban families.