Kennel Club’s annual dog show Saturday
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Marianne MacCaffrey of Greenfield takes her golden retriever Emma Pickle through the obedience rally course during a previous Pioneer Valley Kennel Club dog show at Greenfield Community College.
B.G., an Australian shepard from Stanford, Conn., jumps an obstacle in the agility course at a previous year's Pioneer Valley Kennel Club dog show at Greenfield Community College.
GREENFIELD — A total of 849 dogs will compete to be top dog in the 38th annual All-Breed Conformation and Obedience Show Saturday at Greenfield Community College.
The dog show, run by the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club, starts at 8 a.m. on the grounds of the college.
Since 1975, the kennel club has been hosting a dog show at Greenfield Community College as a way to educate people about different breeds.
“The dog show is held to educate the public in the value of the pure breed dog,” said Linda Gagnon, show chairwoman.
This year’s show will include 113 different breeds.
The Erving Police Department’s bloodhound, Officer Badge, will also compete.
The show’s main focus is the rally and obedience shows, but it features other entertaining activities.
At 11 a.m., a guided tour of the show will be held. Following will be a demonstration of search and rescue.
New this year is the stuffed toy dog show for children 3 to 8 years old. Children can bring their toys on a leash for 12:30 registration. Loaner dogs will also be available.
State Rep. Paul Mark will serve as guest judge. Judging begins at 1 p.m.