Dog Show

August 27, 2023 AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials

Alberni Valley Kennel Club & Campbell River Dog Fanciers

will host their annual AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials

on Sunday, August 27th at the Activity Hall on the Coombs Fairgrounds.

To enter this trial you must be a club member in good standing of one of the nine Vancouver Island Dog Training Clubs that make up AIOC.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Arrowsmith Activity Hall – Coombs, BC

2 Rally Trials – Judge: TBA

2 Obedience Trials – Judge:  TBA

Entry fee:  $15.00 each trial entered

Pre-registration of entries recommended with payment on day of trial

Send the following information to:  Attention:  Roxanne

  • Name of owner/handler
  • Name of AIOC member club
  • Name of dog & breed
  • Sport entered, Level & class

Bring your Club Membership card & AIOC Trial card for each dog.

Registration/Sign in at 8:30 am

Judging begins at 9:00 am

Any questions?  Contact Roxanne at ph 250-723-9939 or email:


August 8 – 10th Summer Dog Shows

October 13-15, 2023 Championship Dog Show

The Alberni Valley Kennel Club is proud to host the

58th Annual All-Breed Championship Dog Show

October 13, 14 & 15th, 2023

at the Glenwood Centre, Port Alberni.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

October 14-15-16, 2022 AVKC Dog Show

The 57th annual Alberni Valley Kennel Club Championship Dog Show will be held October 14, 15 & 16th, 2022 at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, sanctioned by the Canadian Kennel Club.

MEET THE BREEDS is our feature event on Friday, Oct. 14th, at 5:00 to 6:30 pm. 

Here is your chance to get a close look at a variety of dogs.  Currently we have the following breeds in attendance:  Shih Tzu, Biewer Terrier, Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Shiba Inu, Welsh Corgi, Beagle, Phalene, Finnish Lapphund, Yakutian Laika, Shikoku ken, Finnish Spitz, Shetland Sheepdog, English Springer Spaniel, Min. Smooth Haired Dachshund…



OCTOBER 14, 2022 (Friday) Best in Show Judge: Juan Miranda

BIS Deerhound (Scottish) GCh Necesse’s Defendo Dominus
RBIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic

OCTOBER 15, 2022 (Saturday) Best in Show Judge: James Reynolds

BIS West Highland White Terrier GChG Skyehigh’s Video Game
RBIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic

OCTOBER 16, 2022 (Sunday) Best in Show Judge: Cesar Gutierrez Perez 

BIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic
RBIS West Highland White Terrier GChG Skyehigh’s Video Game



Aug 28, 2022 AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials

Alberni Valley Kennel Club & Campbell River Dog Fanciers hosted AIOC Trials at the Coombs Fairgrounds.

Group sit in Obedience Pre Novice

Judge Leslie Gardiner with Obedience Pre Novice qualifiers

Rally High in Class (Novice B) in both trials with 100 pt scores – Kayla Werezak and Weiss

Rally Novice A qualifying score to Roxanne & Charger

Judge David Denis with Novice A qualifiers and High in Class 100 Ann McPhee and Tyson

Rally judge, David Denis with Rally Novice B qualifiers

AIOC Trial Volunteers – Thank you!


Aug. 2-4, 2022 AVKC Dog Shows & Trials

We are hosting 3 days of a 9 day show/trial circuit this summer:

July 30, 31, Aug. 1 – Campbell River Dog Fanciers Club at Nunns Park, Campbell River

Aug. 2, 3, 4 – Alberni Valley Kennel Club at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

Aug. 5, 6, 7 – Glacierview Kennel  Club at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

Full Details in our Premium List 

2022 Aug 2-3-4 AVKC Premium List





Show Secretary – Tremblay Show Services

Lisa Tremblay – – (250)720-5585

October 15-16-17, 2021 – AVKC Dog Show

Website: or Alberni Valley Kennel Club Facebook Page
Description: 3 All Breed Shows at Glenwood Centre, 4480 Vimy Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3Y6

Show Secretary: Lisa Tremblay, 5592 Maebelle Road, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8R2
Phone: 250-720-5585 Email:

With no Dog Show in 2020 due to COVID-19 we were pleased to come back with our 56th Championship Dog Show, Oct. 15-17th, 2021.  We had more dogs than in previous years and a great turn out of “COVID puppies”.  We moved the dog grooming outside to make more room inside Glenwood Centre for physical distancing.  We had our challenges with outdoor tents, power and lots of rain.  We thank exhibitors for their patience and their help to make it work.

Friday, October 15, 2021 – Judge Allan Brown

Best in Show – Scottish Deerhound – GCh Hollyrood Cosmopollyton

Reserve Best in Show – West Highland White Terrier – Ch Skyehigh’s Video Game

Best Puppy in Show – Bullmastiff – RoxEdge’s Miss Peaches

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Akita – Outlander’s Not Your Average Bear

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Judge Kristen Francis

Best in Show – Doberman Pinscher – GChB Hierarch’s Sympathy for the Devil

Reserve Best in Show – Weimaraner – Bartland’s Poseidon Adventure

Best Puppy in Show – Standard Poodle – Delphinium Saving For A Rainy Day

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Norwich Terrier – Paradym Amblegreen Double Take

Best Dog Handled by a Junior ($500. Bursary) – Kayla Penney

Sunday, October 17, 2021 – Judge Darle Heck

Best in Show – Doberman Pinscher – GChB Hierarch’s Sympathy for the Devil

Reserve Best in Show – West Highland White Terrier – Ch Skyehigh’s Video Game

Best Puppy in Show – Scottish Deerhound – Hollyrood Something Wicked

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Shetland Sheepdog – Marpointe’s Sophie’s Choice

Thanks to the sponsors of the AVKC Championship Dog Show

Oct. 18-20, 2019 Championship Dog Show

Our 55th annual CKC All Breed Dog Show was held at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, October 18-19-20, 2019.

2019 Dog Show and Canine Classic poster-750This year, the CANINE CLASSIC returns.  It was last held in 2014.  This special event has dogs who have earned a Group 1st or better in a previous show,  compete for cash prizes for BEST IN SHOW.  This is a formal evening was held on Saturday October 19th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Highlights for the 2019 Dog Show Weekend


Jenny Stewart, founding member of AVKC, with 2013 Best in Show winner.

New this year…

Jenny Stewart

Junior Scholarship Award

for Best Dog Shown by a Junior Handler, entered in official class on Saturday only.

This award was named after Jenny Stewart who with her husband, were founding members of the AV Kennel Club.  Jenny was very fond of Junior Handlers and supported the program throughout her life.  This is the club’s way of continuing her legacy.

$500. Bursary (for post-secondary studies) was awarded Saturday to Miss Panagiota Rounis.

Canine Good Neighbour Test

We were pleased to have 12 dogs tested and passed the Canine Good Neighbour test on Friday, Oct. 18th.

Exhibitors Dog Costume Parade/Contest

Friday at 4:30 pm, Dogs and handlers were paraded and presented with prizes for Best Group Costume, Best Homemade, Best Owner/Dog,  Country of Origin (Dog), Funniest and Scariest.  Our guest judge is Gary Bartlett of the RCMP K9 unit, assisted by Kayla Aolick and her Seizure Response Dog, Shadow.

CKC All-Breed Championship Dog Show

Judges:  Judith Byrne, William Byrne, Carlos Navarro Seemann

Friday, Oct. 18th – Best in Show – SAMOYED – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike

Saturday, Oct. 19th – Best in Show – GOLDEN RETRIEVER – GCh Allsgold Tip Your Hat

Sunday, Oct. 20th – Best in Show – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG – GCh Woodside’s Belle Jun.

Full details of the Dog Show can be found on

Junior HandlingFriday & Saturday

(Full Results TBA)

Friday we had 2 school classes tour the Dog Show in the morning.  All the kids were invited to come back on Saturday with a parent and they could enter Junior Handling at noon.  Thanks to the exhibitors who let their dogs go in the ring with these first time handlers.

Friday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Charlotte Jardine

Saturday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Melanie Kirk

Chuck a Duck Fundraiser – Saturday

Total pot of $524.00 – Winning duck belonged to Margaret Lehmann who gave 1/2 of her winnings back to the Junior Handling program (raising $393. for Juniors.)

Puppy Sweepstakes 

Saturday at Noon we had 48 dogs, in ages from 3 months to 18 months.

Top 4 dogs received cash prizes representing a percentage of fees collected.

1st (30%)  2nd (20%)  3rd (15%)  4th (10%)

Friday Night Social (Buffet Dinner & Door Prizes)

We served a main entrée of Roast Beef and Chicken with dessert of Trifle to 87 people (paid by donation)  We also had free draws for a variety of door prizes.

Alberni Canine Classic – Saturday 6:00-10:00 pm

We had 60 dogs entered in this special competition.  Click on the following link to see (.pdf) judging scores in the Canine Classic – 2019-CANINE CLASSIC FINAL RESULTS

Judges:  Shaunna Bernardin, Michael Goldman, Gerri-Lynn Shurb

Best in Classic ($500.00) – Samoyed – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky StrikeDSC07779-1

Sponsored by:  Canadian Dog Fanciers and Savoie Faire

Best Veteran in Classic (250.00) – Norwich Terrier – Ch Sea of Flames

  • ($100.00 each)
  • 1st in Sporting GroupRetriever-Golden – GCh Alls Gold Tip Your Hat
  • 1st in Hounds GroupRhodesian Ridgeback – GCh Habi Nago Manwe
  • 1st in Working GroupSamoyed – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike
  • 1st in Terrier GroupWest Highland White – GCh Skyehigh’s Here We Go Again
  • 1st in Toy Group Silky Terrier – GCh Carmorosa’s Ranger Rick
  • 1st in Non-Sporting GroupSchipperke – GCh Bonchien Lawless V Jet
  • 1st in Herding GroupGerman Shepherd – GCh Lacomtesse Ritchie Gecko

Other photos taken by Savoie Faire at the Canine Classic:


More information & photos will be added, as they become available.

Oct. 19-21, 2018 Championship Dog Show

2018AVKC Dog Show 1600x1000Our 54th annual CKC Championship Dog Show

2018 Premium List

Our Premium List of Events  includes:

This event is open to the general public at no cost.  

Highlights for Spectators:

Friday Oct. 19th is a School Pro Day.  We recommend that the best time to bring children to the dog show would be from 10:00 am to noon.  For a Group tour, check in at the Show Secretary desk upon arrival.

Also on Friday Oct. 19th we have “Come Meet the Breeds” starting at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  This where our dog exhibitors and AV Kennel Club members showcase their dogs.  Whether you want to get a closer look at any particular breed or just a dog lover at heart, we hope to have a good variety of dogs for you to see.

2018 Simple Judging Schedule (for general public) 1 pg.  Shows the 7 Breed Groups (Sporting, Hounds, Terriers, Working, Herding, Non-Sporting and Toys) being judged and the number of dogs in the group.  The best of each breed, moves on to be judged for best in Group.  The best in each of the 7 breed groups are then judged for “Best in Show”.

Sat. October 20th we have the Vancouver Island Toy Dog Club hosting a Specialty Dog Show for dogs in the Toy Breed Group.  This starts at 1:00 pm.

If you are wanting to watch a particular breed/group or just  Best in Show, come early in case judging wraps up earlier than expected.  This is especially important on Sunday as there are fewer breaks in judging.

We have a Halloween Dog Photo Contest that is open to the public.  Bring a photo of your dog in a costume by noon on Saturday to the Show Secretary desk and the judging will be done after Best in Show.

Our Halloween Dog Costume Contest/Parade is open only to dogs and their handlers/owners who are registered in the Dog Show.  The Parade of participants will take place after Best in Show (approx. 4:00 pm).  This event is a crowd pleaser.

2018-10-20-Costume Contestants

If you have any questions regarding the Dog Show events, please feel free to contact us by email:

Lisa Tremblay – Show Secretary –   ph 250-720-5585

53rd Annual Dog Show – Oct. 13-14-15, 2017

Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to announce their 53rd Annual Championship Dog Show will take place October 13 – 15, 2017 at Glenwood Center in Port Alberni.

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2017 Official Premium List AVKC Oct 13-15

  • This year’s theme will be Friday the 13thHALLOWEEN with special events.

    • Exhibitors asked to wear “black” on Friday the 13th
    • Exhibitors encouraged to wear “orange” or costume on Sat. Oct. 14th
    • Exhibitor & Dog Costume Parade on Saturday (for exhibited dogs only)
    • Photo Contest of your Dog in Costume – Everyone welcomed.  Enter your photos by noon on Fri. Oct. 13th (with Show Secretary)
  • 3 – All Breed Championship Shows – Friday – Saturday – Sunday

  • Friday Events include: – Halloween Photo Contest – Meet the Breeds – Sanction Match – Canine Good Neighbour Testing

  • Saturday Events include: – Sweepstakes, Junior Handling, Halloween Costume Parade, Social Dinner, various prize draws & silent auction

  • Sunday Events include:  the final All Breed Best in Show

  • Fundraising for CKC Junior Obedience/Handling program & Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

2017 Official Premium List AVKC Oct 13-15

Entries  closed Wed. Sep. 27, 2017

Judging Schedule (Simplified):

  FRIDAY-OCT.13         SATURDAY-OCT.14       SUNDAY-OCT.15
 9:30 - Sporting       9:00 - Working        9:00 - Working
10:00 - Toys           9:00 - Hounds         9:00 - Hounds
11:00 - Terriers       9:15 - Toys           9:00 - Herding
 1:00 - Hounds        10:15 - Non-Sporting  10:00 - Terriers
 1:00 - Working        1:30 - Sporting      10:30 - Toys
 1:30 - Herding        1:30 - Terriers      11:15 - Non-Sporting
 2:00 - Non-Sporting   2:30 - Herding       11:20 - Sporting

Catalogue  – ($7.) will be limited in print form but will also be available in digital form at the opening of the show on Oct. 13th.  Each catalogue will have a ticket in a prize draw to be done Saturday evening.

Results are available from Canuck Dogs:

Alberni Valley Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show Results


Meet the Breeds – Fri. Oct. 14th

Back by popular demand, we have invited breeders to come to show their dog(s) to the publicmeet-the-breeds-2015_0627

It will take place on Friday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Glenwood Center.

Here is your chance to get a close look of a variety of dogs and ask the breeders any questions you may have.

Here is a list of Breeders attending.

diablotin-margaret-byron-bcBerger des Pyrenees, Affenpinschers, &  Brussels Griffon
Margaret Byron – Diablotin Kennel

dunsmuir-kennel-scotties-j-marriott-bc400Scottish Terriers
Jackie Marriott – Dunsmuir Kennels – 250 338 5936 –

Sea Legends – Teresa Armich

trekhond-tibetan-spaniel-mcphee-bcTibetan Spaniels – Ann McPhee

finnish-lapphunds-bc-picFinnish Lapphunds – Kerri Perras

havanese-business-card_2017Havanese – Bev Dorma

nsdtolling-retriever-bc-picNova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Wendy Lee – Lealee Tollers –

Welsh Corgiswelsh-corgis4

…more to be added as info becomes available.

52nd Annual Dog Show * Oct. 14-16, 2016




Click here for complete PREMIUM LIST

Our list of events include:

All 3 days:

  • All Breed CKC Championship Show – Best in Show – incl. Brace Competition & Baby Puppy Classes
  • Fundraising for Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

Friday –

  • Meet the Breeds – Breeders Forum  –  5:00 to 7:00 pm – Link to List of Dogs
    • Various Breeders bring their dog(s) to show to the public.  Get a closer view of the dog(s) and ask any questions you may have.  ***DON’T MISS THIS***
  • Pointing Club All Breed Sanction Match – Register at 5:00 pm.  Start at 6:00 pm


  • Canine Good Neighbour Testing  – starting at 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
  • Juvenile & Veteran Sweepstakes – at noon
  • Junior Handling – after Best Puppy in Show
  • Chuck-a-Duck Fundraiser for Junior Handling – following Junior Handling
  • Saturday Night Social Dinner (by donation) – approx. 5:00 pm –
  • Catalogue Draw – Rags Custom Embroidery
    • Purchase a Show Catalogue & your name is entered in draw.  Digital Marked Catalogues are also available.

Click here for the full 2016 Judging Schedule

2016 AV Kennel Club Championship Dog Show – Simplified Schedule
Oct. 14th
Oct. 15th
Oct. 16th
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Non Sporting
10:00 AM
Lunch Break
12:00 PM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
3:10 PM
12:45 PM
The following times are approximate.  It will depend on the completion of judging
3:00 PM
Best in Show
3:00 PM
Best in Show
2:30 PM
Best in Show
5:00 PM
Meet the Breeds
4:00 PM
Junior Handling
6:00 PM
Sanction Match
4:30 PM
Jr. Fundraiser
5:00 PM

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We would like to thank the following sponsors, donors, contributors and supporters of our annual Dog Show.  We couldn’t do the show without you.

Dog Show.caCanadian Dog FancierAlberni Veterinary Clinic Pacific ChevroletCedarwood LodgeFenceline ProductsShar KarePort Puddle DucksTyee Village Motel Manzini Veterinary ClinicAnimal ArkBute St. Vet ClinicBuckerfieldsCircle DairyKlitsa KennelsNaesgaard’s Farm MarketRedford Motor InnBosley’s Pet StoreIndustrial Heritage SocietySmitty’s Restaurant | Somass MotelRiverside MotelCokely Wire RopeTim HortonsClam Bucket RestaurantPurple Paw GroomingEBA Dogs – Training


Video – AVKC 2015 Dog Show

Shaw TV – AV Kennel Club Dog Show 2015 – features all kinds of dogs

Local News – 51st Annual Dog Show – Oct. 16-18, 2015

Claire Boudreau of Abbotsford readied JD with a grooming at the 50th annual Alberni Valley Kennel Dog Show at Glenwood Centre last year. Organizers are looking forward to another show starting Oct. 16.  - Kristi Dobson, Times

Claire Boudreau of Abbotsford readied JD with a grooming at the 50th annual Alberni Valley Kennel Dog Show at Glenwood Centre last year. Organizers are looking forward to another show starting Oct. 16.

— Image Credit: Kristi Dobson, Times

Kristi Dobson, Alberni Valley Times

Some of the top dogs in the country will be showing their stuff at an upcoming dog show.

The long-running show, hosted by the Alberni Valley Kennel Club, is the final competition of the season on Vancouver Island, so it attracts one of the largest groups of participants.

In its 51st year, the dog show features handlers and breeders of all types, from the largest Great Danes to tiny chihuahuas. In that respect, it has something for everyone, but this year, the show will offer an educational component for anyone wanting to learn more about the various breeds.

On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 17, the We Love Dogs Breeders forum will be set up with information on all types of dogs.

“It is a chance for the public to talk to breeders about their specific breeds,” said kennel club member, Jolie McMullan.

She said the push is on to educate the public in order to keep the animals out of shelters and the hands of those running puppy mills.

“Someone might be interested in getting a border collie, but goes to work for 12 hours a day and wonders why it destroys the backyard,” McMullan said. “This prevents that.”

She said it is also an opportunity to see what is available for those looking at acquiring a dog for the home.

“Not every breed of dog is suited to every type of person,” McMullan said. “They can find out about a dog’s health problems and exercise needs. Some are great for apartment and others, not so much.”

Bulldogs are large, but great for apartment dwellers, she said, because they do not require a lot of exercise. Dalmatians and Weimaraners, on the other hand, are sporting dogs and require much more outdoor activity.

The show starts Friday morning and after the Best in Show, participants and the public will take in the annual dinner. That evening features the Chuck-a-Duck fundraiser for Junior Handling. Every zone that competes sends a youth aged six to 18 to the Canadian Nationals and funds are need to assist with flight costs. Port Alberni is included in the Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland zone and has a number of junior handlers. This year’s winner, who was awarded the most points at the Zone Finals in the summer, is from the Lower Mainland.

The show has 783 dogs registered for the three-day event.

“We are the only show on the Island where numbers went up this year,” McMullan said. “Some of the top dogs in Canada will be here and even the number one dog in Canada is entered.”

The dog show is free to the public and runs from Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Oct. 18 following the Best in Show at 3 p.m. For more information, including the judging schedule, go to www.