|Meet the Breed Info|
Established in 1934, Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego (SBKC) is one of
the oldest kennel clubs in Southern California. Major Charles Beale, USMC,
founded the club, which held its first show with an entry of 401 dogs and
continued with two shows a year. By 1982, the SBKC show was listed as the
eleventh largest show in the United States with 2,603 dogs competing in
conformation at the SBKC’s 50th Anniversary show in 1984. SBKC celebrated its
100th All Breed Show and Obedience Trial on February 25, 1990, with Specialties
held the day before.
The Club garnered national attention when selected to host the Pedigree
Brand Junior Showmanship "National Invitational" on February 22, 1997,
televised by ESPN. The Open Senior winner traveled to Crufts dog show in England
to compete for the world title and the Open Junior winner represented the USA at
the World Show in Puerto Rico. In
2003, SBKC held its first agility trial, an athletic event that requires
conditioning, concentration, training and team work.
A segment for the Jeopardy! TV show was filmed at its 2009 show.
SBKC has an activist, devoted, limited working membership.
From 1972 until 2003, James E. Frank served as president and was
instrumental in establishing a “Pet for Seniors” program. This program helps
senior citizens adopt a dog at several local shelters with SBKC paying the
adoption fees. The program has
successfully united approximately 900 dogs with senior citizens.
SBKC donates show proceeds to many different organizations concerned with
animal welfare including, most recently, AKC Canine Health Foundation,
California Federation of Dog Clubs, Canine Companions for Independence, Fiesta
Island Dog Owners, National Animal Interest Alliance and San Diego Humane
Society & SPCA. In order to
help educate the public about various AKC breeds and to promote responsible dog
ownership, SBKC started a "Meet the Breeds” program in 2000, increasing
AKC breed exhibits from 10 to 47 by 2012.
The primary goal of the SBKC is to put on a good show for the exhibitors
and to provide educational information and support to all dog fanciers.
Throughout the years, SBKC has stood ready to help, levering its
prestigious position in the dog world to offer a hand to the novice dog fancier
and the seasoned exhibitor alike. The members of SBKC hope their time and effort
will be evident—that you will find this a wonderful place to show your dogs
and simply enjoy your time here in San Diego. SBKC extends a hearty welcome to all exhibitors and expresses
its appreciation for the loyal support given the club over the years.
For information, contact:
Ms. Michelle Mixon
P.O. Box 1191
Ramona, CA 92065
Future Show Dates:
Sanctioned All Breed Match
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Ms. Michelle Mixon, Specialty Coordinator
Mr. Ken Miller
Meet the Breed Information
link to Photographer: http://www.VeitPhotography.com/Portfolio/Private-Sessions/Meet-the-Breeds
Past Show Photo Gallery
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