The Shasta and Butte County Kennel Clubs hosted hundreds of dog lovers last Thursday through Sunday for the Bow-Wow Luau Cluster, a Hawaiian-themed dog show, at the Butte County Fairgrounds. In keeping with their Hawaiian luau theme, those in attendance were encouraged to dress in Hawaiian-styled attire for the four days.
Since it’s founding, the Butte County Kennel Club has teamed up with the Shasta County Kennel Club to host this annual four-day American Kennel Club sanctioned show. In past years the Nor-Cal Cluster have had 500 entries per day, but entries dropped to around 350 per day the last few years because of the economy.
Professional and amateur dog handlers from around the north state participated at the event, showing beautiful dogs of all sizes and breeds over the four days. Some of the participants come from all over the United States and Canada to attend the event, while others are local competitors or only attend this show in Gridley.
The show, which includes a large raffle of baskets filled with handler and dog goodies and hosts a luau dinner, is the Butte County Kennel Club and Shasta County Kennel Club’s largest fundraiser. The clubs split half of the proceeds, and the remaining amount is donated by the Nor-Cal Cluster to the care and training of “Biscuit”—a therapy companion for Jack Petersen, an autistic youth who lives in Sacramento.
Results of the four-day show are available at www.infodog.com, look for the Gridley listings under California shows.