ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Kennel Club kicked off its 100th dog show this Friday, welcoming breeders from all over the country.
The event has a total of four shows that will be going on until Sunday at the Taylor County Expo Center.
"The confirmations, that's the dog show part, we also have rally and obedience going on,” club co-chair, Diane Dotson said.
An estimated 130 breeds are represented at this year’s show.
“It's a breed class, they're looking at how the dog is put together, when they go around the ring they want to see the dog's movement, and to judge the dog by their breed standard,” junior handler, Ariella Harris said.
She has been competing since she was 11-years-old as part of the junior showmanship. She works alongside her co-owned black Doberman named Jovi.
"I have grown out to go into the states and I actually went to New York to the Westminister Dog show this year that I qualified for, and Florida for the AKC nationals,” Harris said.
Entrance is free and open to the public. For more information, go to, https://abilenekennelclub.org/dog-shows-and-trials.