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The Greater Shelby Kennel Club and Tupelo Kennel Club will host the 2015 “Dog Days of Summer” all-breed conformation and obedience shows at the Southaven, MS Multi-purpose Arena. This four-day cluster of shows is 20 minutes from downtown Memphis, TN and 30 minutes from Tunica, MS. The Southaven arena is convenient to interstates 40, 240 and 55 and has a variety of hotels, restaurants, shopping and RV Park within 5 minutes of the show site. The dates are July-9-12, 2015.

The show site itself is a large, well air-conditioned facility with new lighting, large rings, and on-site RV parking and we’ve added an additional power supply for exhibitors. There will be designated grooming areas (we expect a large entry), several dog-wash points and ex-pens. The floor of the arena is concrete.

Services will include more than a dozen quality-merchandise and food vendors, a silent auction,  and on-site security. In addition, the joint show committee (identifiable by blue club shirts) will be on site from set-up to finish and available to help exhibitors as needed.

Please see the notice below that is being published in the Judging Program.

Attention Exhibitors

 Due to excessive Spring rains this year, delays in construction located in the south part of the Southaven Arena parking lot have necessitated a shift in our parking areas to accommodate our exhibitors. To assure adequate parking for all exhibitors, the Event Committees requests that all exhibitors adhere to the following guidelines and be considerate of the needs of others:

1.   Exhibitors with box trucks or other large vehicles should park their vehicles so that only one regular parking space is occupied or request parking in the designated and convenient RV-parking area. Please make a late reservation; late fees will be waived.

2.   All exhibitors with RVs should park in the convenient designated area behind the arena.

3.   Designated areas directly in front of or to the rear of the building are reserved for unloading or loading. Vehicles should be moved as soon as possible for the convenience of others.

4.   Parking is allowed in the grassy areas located to the West and the Northeast of the building. Parking is also allowed along the Dorchester Drive (provided no fire hydrant is blocked).

5.   We have hired staff to assist exhibitors in loading their vehicles on July 12.

6.   We will have a parking attendant on-duty to assist exhibitors in locating parking places throughout the Cluster. Please follow his or her directions.

We wish to reassure our exhibitors that there is adequate, convenient, and safe parking available at the Southaven Arena for all of our exhibitors.  We will have parking assistants to help exhibitors find parking and reserved areas for loading and unloading.  As always we have hired security guards to patrol the RV parking area and the exhibitor lots.

Please see the diagram below, which is not drawn to scale.  Note that there is a large area for grooming along three sides of the oval exhibition area, except in the front (where the concessions and vendors will be located). Auxiliary power supplies will distribute electricity throughout the grooming area.

There will be new and improved parking areas next year!



AGILITY TRIAL DATES FOR 2015  –  October 9-11, 2015, at the Agricenter International outside.  If you would like to enter the show please go to www.pawsabilitiestn.com/  .


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