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Philadelphia Kennel Club National Dog Show Will 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 present full proof of vaccination against COVID-19, and children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to attend.

Children cannot come even if they have received a dose of vaccine on the date of the show, because they will not yet be fully vaccinated.

The dog show returns in 2021 with over 2,000 show dogs from 190 breeds. It will also include agility dogs, therapy dogs and demonstrations.

In 2020, concertgoers were not allowed to watch the show in person due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia made the decision to require vaccinations based on recommendations from national, state and local officials, according to a news release.

Attendees are encouraged to register on CLEAR, an app that allows attendees to create a digital vaccine card, prior to the event. Personal CDC vaccination cards or a photo of the card on a smart phone 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, Pennsylvania, just 15 minutes from the King of Prussia mall. To attend in person, tickets and details can be found here. Admission is $16.

Saturday’s show will also air on NBC10 Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. Former Seinfeld actor John O’Hurley will host the show alongside Mary Carillo and David Frei.

The show will benefit the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s favorite charities. Past recipients include AKC Canine Health Foundation, University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, and Take The Lead, which provides support for pedigree dog sport individuals who are suffering from life-threatening or terminal illness.