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Visiting Chicago in February? Attend the Chicago Dog Show!

One of the highlights of the 2012 Chicago tourism season is the Chicago Dog Show being held at McCormick Place, just 15 minutes from our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel near downtown. The show, which is hosted by the International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKC), is open to the public and runs from February 24-26, 2012 with many great activities and events for the whole family. The Chicago Dog Show is deal for both dog-owners and enthusiasts, featuring almost 200 breeds of dogs which will be competing in tests of agility and obedience over the three-day period. Drawing over 100,000 spectators annually, the Chicago Dog Show is a must-visit event for visitors and residents.

Chicago Dog Show Events and Activities

There are many different Chicago Dog Show events over the three days, and you can get a full list of them from the kennel club’s website. The highlights of the show include:

  • The Purina Canine Pro Plan Performance Team
  • Dancers with Woofs a non-profit freestyle canine dance group
  • The agility demonstrations and competitions
  • Freestyle team dancing competitions
  • The police K9 unit which will make an appearance
  • Nose work and water rescue demonstrations


Tickets for the Chicago Dog Show are available at the door and cost $15.00 per adult, $12 for Children over 12 and seniors, and entry is free for children under the age of 12 (for the Friday show) and then 18$ per adults on the Saturday and Sunday with prices remaining the same for children and seniors. They also have a $2 Chicago Dog Show coupon available on their website which you can print off in advance and bring with you to the event.

Want to learn a little more about how to watch a dog show before heading over to McCormick Place for the Chicago Dog Show 2012? Visit the IKC website where they’ve posted all the information you need to know about the dog shows, their history and tips for getting the most out of your Chicago Dog Show spectator experience!

More Reasons to Visit the Chicago Dog Show: Special Chicago Dog Show Hotel Rates

Since we’re dog-lovers here at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, we want to make sure that you all have the opportunity and incentive to come visit us for the Chicago Dog Show. As a result, we’re offering special rates for visitors coming to town to see it! Call our Chicago Hotel reservation desk for more information on our special Chicago Dog Show hotel rates.