People Compete Their Pooches in Labor Day Dog Show
Dog owners from around the nation come to Central Georgia putting their pooches to the test in a Labor Day dog show.
The Middle Georgia Kennel Club held its twelfth annual dog show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Saturday. More than 800 entries and 46 breeds competed in four different events during the show which is sponsored by the United Kennel Club. Dog owners competed to win champion and grand champion but event director Helena Engelauf said the show means much more than titles.
"It's for people who want to improve the breed, who want to develop a bond with their dogs and to just better the breed itself and it's all based off a standard that the UKC, The United Kennel Club gives us,” she said.
Engelauf said all money raised is either donated to some community shelters or is used to buy equipment for the club. All competitors own their dogs and don't have professional handlers. A blue tick coon hound won best in show.