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Prairie River Cluster | Springfield, IL

Prairie River Cluster - dog being judged


Ringside photos and dog show candids from Prairie River Cluster dog show which was held on October 15, 2022, at State Fairgrounds, in Springfield, Illinois.


Part of the 2022 Prairie River Cluster Dog Show

Quincy Kennel Club

Dogs and handlers from around the country descended on the capital of Illinois to the State Fairgrounds for the Prairie River Cluster. A tremendous variety of breeds was represented by the exhibitors, from tiny Japanese Chins to huge St. Bernards, and from exquisitely groomed Standard Poodles to a hairless Xoloitzcuintli. Two shows were held in one day. Best of show included an English Springer Spaniel from the first show and a Doberman Pinscher from the second show, both stunning and pulled from a beautiful lineup. A big thanks to all of the exhibitors that joined us this weekend.



About the Club

The Quincy Kennel Club was founded in 1960 in Quincy, Illinois. Our members are from all walks of life and include dog show exhibitors as well as concerned pet owners. We love to share our passion for promoting responsible pet ownership, sportsmanship, and canine welfare.

Our Mission

  • The QKC promotes obedience training for all dogs: mixed breeds and purebred dogs. All dogs should be trained in basic obedience and general pet manners. A well-trained dog makes a better companion and neighbor.
  • To protect and advance the interests of all pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsman-like competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
  • To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and obedience trials under the rules of The American Kennel Club.

Classes We Offer

Our group classes include:

  • Obedience
  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Conformation
  • Agility
  • Puppy Training
  • Freestyle


Prairie River Cluster Dog Show Photo Gallery

PHOTOS BY: Joe Coelho