Putnam Dog Show Set for July 22-23

Hundreds expected to compete

More than 500 dogs are expected at the annual AKC Putnam County Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Shows on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, which include conformation, obedience and rally trials. The free shows take place at Veterans Memorial Park at 225 Gipsy Trail Road in Carmel.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell (right) presented the "Best in Show" award in 2015 to Ali, a Saluki bred dog, shown with handler Lesley Ann Potts (center) and judge Garry Newtown (left).

County Executive MaryEllen Odell (right) presented the ”Best in Show” award in 2015 to Ali, a Saluki bred dog, shown with handler Lesley Ann Potts (center) and judge Garry Newtown (left).

Dogs in the conformation competition will be judged against standards for the breed. Obedience and rally trials will test dogs’ understanding of commands as they maneuver hurdles and retrieve articles.

The show runs each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The time and rings for each breed will be available on July 15 at putkennelclub.com. The kennel club, founded in 1952, will also hold its annual picnic at the park on Aug. 18.

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