Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show 1/28/2017 and 1/29/2017

Cow Palace-Daly City

It is time for the yearly event of the Golden Gate Kennel Club benched dog show.  There are only a handful of bench shows throughout the country; so this makes the event very special.

First, it is much more than a dog competition.  It is a public education event.  Where else can you go to see hundreds of dogs in the same place and be able to speak with their owners and breeders about their breeds’ characteristics and see them up close and personal?  It is also an excellent time to learn how to find a reputable breeder and take the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues about purebred dogs in general and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in particular. 

In addition, if you have seen conformation dog shows on television but didn’t quite understand what was going on, here is an opportunity to see the competition and have one of us explain it to you as you watch.  Plus there is Obedience and Rally competition as well.  These are always fun for the little kids and big kids alike.

So put some time aside to come and check out all of the activities going on.  It’s only here for the weekend.  Don’t miss out or you will have to wait until 2018 to see another bench show in California. 


All dogs must be on the bench from 10am to 4pm both days.  The Wheaten bench will be located in Hall A of the Lower Exhibit building.  Conformation judging will be in ring 21 both days.  Saturday will be at 12:30pm and Sunday at 12:45pm.  Go to the links below for information about what breeds are included and their locations plus special events.  A map of the various Halls is on page 11 and a map of how to get to the Cow Palace is on page 12. 

Hope to see you there.


Some of the goals of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern CA include: to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of purebred Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers shall be judged; to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern California.