This is a past event.
Cleveland's canine enthusiasts can stop drooling now: The Cleveland Crown Classic Dog Shows return to the IX Center today through Sunday. More than 3,000 dogs representing 165 AKC-registered breeds will be on hand each day, competing for titles in confirmation, agility, and obedience. Thanks to sponsorship from four area kennel clubs, each day is an entirely different show with new competitors and prizes. Judging starts daily at 8 a.m. and continues until the Best In Show announcement around 5 p.m. There are also special events such as "Meet the Breed" on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and more than 100 retailers selling everything from art to jewelry for both you and your pampered pooch. Adult admission is $8, with discounts for children, seniors, and toddlers. IX Center parking will set you back another eight bucks. The IX Center is at 1 IX Center Drive in Cleveland. For more information, call 216-265-7005 during show days or visit crownclassicdogshows.org. — Aaron Vilk