Doggedly Reporting from the Putnam Kennel Club Show

Hundreds of dogs exhibited at two-day event

by Alison Rooney

It was a dog-day morning and afternoon on July 22 and 23 at the annual Putnam Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show at Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel. Most dogs and their masters — all dogs were required to be owner-handled — seemed not too bothered by the heat, as long as they remained in the tents attached to each of the seven show rings.

Each dog had his or her day at the competition, from the familiar (16 German Shepherds) to the new (Berger Picard and Pumi breeds, both officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in the past two years, and both unofficially determined to be awfully cute by this non-credentialed judge).

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