Dog Show Attracts More than 600 Dogs

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By Loreto Cruz III

MARION-- Saturday was a great day for dog lovers in Marion.

Around 600 dogs of more than 100 breeds came out for the Crab Orchard Kennel Club's AKC Dog Show.

Dog owners from across the region showcased their own four legged friends in the competition.  

Breeders say that pet shows are often misunderstood, because it's not just a competition.  

They say the point is to promote healthy breeding, and long term canine health.  

"There are a lot of people out there breeding who aren't doing their due diligence for their dog's breeds, and that's really heartbreaking for those of us who care about what they're producing," said Becky Godbey.
 
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