Scottsdale preparing to host Southwest’s top dog show

February 23, 2013 by  

In under a week’s time, thousands of dogs from across the country will be arriving in Scottsdale to compete for honors in the Fiesta Cluster Dog Show. Printing companies are likely seeing more business as the organizers of this event work to get banners and informational flyers ready for spectators.

The all-breed dog show is actually a series of separate competitions. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southwestern United States and lasts for five consecutive days. Experts will judge the dogs on physical features, temperament, and behavior. The canines will have a chance to win prizes in breed-specific as well as group categories. One dog will be named ‘Best in Show’ at the end of each day. In addition, many of the dogs will participate in obedience and agility competitions.

This will be the Fiesta Cluster’s 11th run in Scottsdale. The Superstition Kennel Club and Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association are once again the driving forces behind the event.

The dog show will begin on Thursday, February 28 and end on Monday, March 4. It will be free and open to the public from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm each day. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a different show or competition every day. They will also be able to go on tours of the showing areas and purchase a variety of treats and supplies for their own pets.

All of the competitions will take place at WestWorld Scottsdale, which is located at 16601 North Pima Road.