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Acclaimed dog show set to begin this week.

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If you’re a big fan of man’s best friend, and also a big fan of watching various breeds of man’s best friend strutting and prancing before a live audience, then the Memorial Coliseum is your place to be over the next few days.

The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club is hosting the Old Fort Cluster Dog Show beginning Thursday and lasting through Sunday, where more than 156 registered breeds from top breeders throughout the country will be shown.

Best in Show competitions is held at the end of each day’s judging. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day through Sunday and admission is free, but people are strangely encouraged to bring a dog food donation for the Community Harvest Food Bank.

“p1″>The local kennel club earlier this year won a “Winkie” — think the Oscars for dog shows — in “Show of the Year” category for 2015 from Dogs in Review magazine. So expect this show to be packed with lots of events and activities, especially with the LaPorte and Marion kennel clubs also participating.

Other show vents include:

Canine good citizen tests, canine eye clinic evaluation, junior handler seminar, owner-handler series, and best puppy, best bred-by and best veteran competition. Obedience and rally competitions will take place at the Memorial Coliseum Conference Center on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6.

Vendors from all areas of the country will be displaying dog-related items including jewelry, clothing, books, medical supplies, leather goods, grooming supplies and various gift items. Additional information can be found at the Northeast Indiana Kennel Club’s website

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