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The Hudson Valley Cluster is held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz, New York. A university town just off NY Thruway 87, New Paltz offers many restaurants, shops, a brewery, and resort activities to enjoy when the show is over. To get there, view the map.

Volunteers

MHKA events wouldn't happen without the aid of our dedicated, energetic volunteers. Whether setting up equipment for agility, providing information to attendees, helping out the judges, or any number of essential duties, MHKA volunteers are the best! If you'd like to know how you can help at a specific event, contact the show chairperson and let her/him know. The best way to enjoy the show is to be part of it! (And we'll feed you, too.)

 

 

2017 Hudson Valley Cluster of Dog Shows


Mid-Hudson Kennel Association will hold its annual conformation dog shows on June 24 & 25 at the 2017 Hudson Valley Cluster of Dog Shows in New Paltz, New York. The show chairperson is Gayle Bontecou, and trophy chairman is Rob Waters. The judging schedule, premium list and other details will be provided as they become available.

A university town just off NY Thruway 87, New Paltz offers many restaurants, shops, a brewery, and resort activities to enjoy when the show is over. To get there, view the map.

Also known as conformation, all-breed and point shows, dog shows provide a venue in which dogs are evaluated as future breeding stock. Each dog is judged against its breed's Standard. Each of the recognized AKC breeds has its own written Standard, which describes the ideal size, temperament, color, movement and structure of each breed. At a dog show, dogs compete for points which advance them to the title of Champion. In order to earn a Championship, a dog must have 15 points and 2 major wins that were awarded by 3 different judges at separate shows.

 

 

 

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