Dog Show

Attendees at the Calcasieu-Acadiana Annual Dog Show are in for a treat in that more than 700 dogs are vying for the Best in Show award this year.

The free event begins today and runs through Sunday at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. each day and ending times will vary depending on how many dogs are in shows each day but will typically run through 4 p.m.

Sallie Shepherd, show chairman, said she gets excited about every aspect of the event in the days leading up to it.

"But I get really excited about the vendors because we have people come in with products that we can't get locally," Shepherd said. "They have things that are very specific for dogs in the way of clothing, grooming products, supplies and lots more."

If attending the show, expect to see everything from whippets, miniature schnauzers, basset hounds, bulldogs, rottweilers, Shetland sheepdogs, corgis, spaniels and dozens of other breeds.

Event promoters have requested that no strollers or pets be brought in to the Exhibition Hall so as not to interrupt performances of the shows or to put anyone in harm's way.

Dozens of vendors at the event will have pet supplies, nutrition information, grooming supplies, scissor-sharpening devices, novelty breed-specific gifts and jewelry.

Those attending shows can walk through the grooming areas and watch their favorite breeds being prepared for the events.

To see listings of breeds that will be at the event, as well as show times for each breed, visit www.calcasieukc.com.

For more information, call Shepherd at 304-5788.

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