Over 500 dogs competing in 11th annual MS Gulf Coast Kennel Club Dog Show

This weekend, dogs of all sizes and breeds will be competing in the 11th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Kennel Club Dog Show.

Each dog will be judged individually with the winners of each breed going on to compete in seven groups.

The groups winners will then compete for the best and reserve in show.

More than 500 dogs will compete locally and from different states, ranging from puppies to adults, trying to gain points to go to Nationals.

The show is free to the public and will last all weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All eyes were on Aries, a 270-pound mastiff, known as a two-time national winner. He’s broken multiple records in his breed, adding 19 best in show and 18 reserve best in show awards. Professional Handler Terry Smith said, “You have to have a passion. You have to love the animals. You have to understand the animals. You have to have a personality of the animal. You need to have a relationship. It’s not just running in the ring. You have to do conditioning, correct way of feeding, you have to know your breed and how to groom it and how to take care of your animal. A big dog is difficult to handle.”

For more information on registering for next year go to mgckc.org.

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