Frequently Asked Questions

Will grooming space be available?

There will be a limited number of indoor grooming spaces with shared electricity available to book. The Premium List will have information about booking and cost of these spaces.

There is a lot of outdoor grooming space available. Please make sure you have a generator as there is no electricity available for the outdoor spaces. There will be no fee for outdoor set-up.

How do US exhibitors enter their dog in a CKC show?

You can quickly get an ERN (Event Registration Number) from the CKC website without having to do full CKC registration.  See attached graphic for setting up a CKC Portal Account, and once set up go to Register Dog (online application) under Quick Links and follow the prompts.

Will there be RV set ups?

Yes! There is ample space for self-sufficient camping (no hookups) and a limited number of RV spots with 20A hook up. Water is available but you must fill up. You cannot stay connected. 

Further details about booking and cost will be published in the Premium List. Stay tuned!

Can I buy merchandise even if I am not attending the National?

Yes, absolutely! You can place an order and indicate you'd like it shipped. We will provide you with a shipping cost and once payment is received, we will send it once our merchandise arrives for the event.

Is there a Host Hotel?

There is not a dedicated host hotel but are a number of pet friendly hotels within 15-20 minutes of the show site. 

Hotels (Alphabetically) Distance to
Ancaster Fairgrounds

Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre
19 Holiday Drive 
Brantford ON

16 km / 10 miles
Days Inn by Wyndham 
460 Fairview Drive
Brantford, On 
20 km / 12 miles
Comfort Inn
58 George Rd. 
Brantford, ON 
21 km / 13 miles
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
27 Sinclair Boulevard 
Brantford, ON
15 km / 9 miles
Home 2 Suites by Hilton
27 Boulevard Rd 
Brantford, ON
15 km / 9 miles
Super 8 by Wyndham 
2975 Homestead Dr. 
Mt Hope, ON
15 km / 9 miles


Interesting note to hockey fans: Brantford is very proud of being the hometown of Wayne Gretzky.

Can I buy a catalogue at the show?

If you want to be guaranteed to receive a catalogue, we strongly suggest pre-ordering one as there will only be a limited number for sale at the show. You can pre-order your catalogue by clicking here. 

Will there be merchandise available for purchase at the event?

We will not have 2023 Specialty merchandise available at the show. Merchandise is by pre-order only. You can order your merchandise by clicking here.