Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show to Require Vaccinations for All Spectators – NBC10 Philadelphia
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show will require all spectators to be vaccinated and at least 12 years of age.
The dog show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks on November 20-21. All participants must show full proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and children under 12 will not be allowed to attend.
Children cannot come even if they have received a dose of the vaccine on the date of the show, as they will not yet be fully immunized.
The dog show returns in 2021 with more than 2,000 show dogs from 190 breeds. It will also include agility dogs, therapy dogs and demonstrations.
In 2020, spectators were not allowed to watch the show in person due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia made the decision to require vaccines based on recommendations from national, state and local authorities, according to a press release.
Participants are encouraged to register for CLEAR, an app that allows participants to create a digital immunization card, before the event. Personal immunization cards from CDC, or a photo of the card on a smartphone and photo ID are also acceptable.
The show is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 100 Station Avenue Oaks, Pa., Just 15 minutes from the King of Prussia Mall. To attend in person, tickets and details can be found here. Admission costs $ 16.
Saturday’s show will also air on NBC10 Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. Former Seinfeld actor John O’Hurley will be host the show alongside Mary Carillo and David Frei.
The show will benefit the favorite charities of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Previous recipients include AKC Canine Health Foundation, University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and Initiate, which provides support to people playing the sport of purebred dogs who are suffering from a fatal or terminal illness.