The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills:
promoting dogs, responsible dog ownership, health and welfare
For more than a half century, THE KENNEL CLUB OF BEVERLY HILLS has been one of the world’s most recognizable and most prestigious kennel clubs. Established in 1965 and originally incorporated by the prominent attorney John O’Melveny of the Los Angeles Law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, KCBH has made its mark through the years in producing its popular and successful dog events.
A member club of the American Kennel Club, its two annual shows attract top-rated dogs, their owners and handlers, and judges, as well as international visitors. A not-for-profit organization, KCBH touches on and influences many audiences through its community activities that promote interest in dogs, responsible dog ownership, and canine health and welfare.
The all-breed dog shows presented by KCBH function as a special opportunity to celebrate dogs and the roles of dogs in our lives, helping dog owners and families find the right dog for their families and their lifestyles. In addition, each KCBH show becomes an event within the community, attracting local residents, businesses, and civic organizations.
Kennel Club of Beverly Hills shows have been held at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona since 2017. Past venues include the LA Sports Arena, the Los Angeles Convention Center, UCLA’s Intramural Field, Cal State Long Beach (George Allen Field), Long Beach Convention Center, and the Queen Mary Park.
There are 90 million dogs in America, which means, of course, that there are a lot of dog owners in California alone. U.S. pet owners spend $72 billion to support their pets (per the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association). The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills has as its mission the health and wellbeing of all dogs and supports that through its public presence.
52 years ago
1968 Best In Show winner
Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Winter Show
College football’s Heisman Trophy Winner, running back Mike Garrett from the University of Southern California (right), presents the Best In Show Trophy to Cairn Terrier, Ch. Bellacairn’s Bit O’Scotch with handler Daisy Austad (owner Isabel Eckfeld, not pictured). Best In Show Judge is Mrs. Milton (Arlene) Erlanger (second from left).
Also in the picture: Kennel Club of Beverly Hills members Mrs. Ramona Van Court (on the left, presenting the Col. E.E. Ferguson Award for Best In Show) and Mr. Albert Van Court (center). Photo by Joan Ludwig
Famous statue is the kennel club logo
Hunter and Hounds
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills logo and insignia comes from this statue, which stands in Beverly Hills Park (on Santa Monica Boulevard between Canon Drive and Crescent Drive). The Save Outdoor Sculptures survey conducted in Los Angeles in the mid-1990s reported that the statue had been purchased in France and brought to this country by a pioneering Beverly Hills family to memorialize their son who died in the battle of Chateau Thierry.