Between 550 to 750 dogs from California to Nebraska will make their way to the Cache County Fairgrounds for the Mount Ogden Kennel Club’s Annual AKC Dog Show this weekend.
This is the 11th year Cache County has hosted the show. From Friday to Sunday, the dogs will compete in three areas: agility, obedience and confirmation. Agility shows the dog’s athleticism, obedience shows the dog’s ability to do things out of character like staying when commanded and confirmation compares dogs of the same breed.
The shows start at 8 a.m. daily and are free to the public. Marty Hammond, Mount Ogden Kennel Club member, said there will be lots for guests to see.
“It’s for all ages if you like dogs,” he said.
While the event is free, parking is $5 for guests who park on the grounds. Parking on the street is free, Hammond said. Friday will have events for certain special breeds, but the main events will take place Saturday and Sunday.
Concessions will be available for purchase, and several vendors will also set up booths with pet supplies and other items. Guests’ dogs are not allowed on the fairgrounds this weekend unless they are registered to participate in the show.