Hundreds of dogs compete at Great Smoky Mountain Dog Show

Hundreds of dogs compete at the competition put on the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club.

Hundreds of dogs competed at The Great Smoky Mountain Dog Show this weekend at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park.

The event was put on by the Tenenssee Valley Kennel Club. President Walter Sommerfelt says more than 130 breeds were represented.

Sommerfelt says the show consists of four different types of competition including a special entry for junior handlers. Dogs also competed in obedience competitions and in confirmation, where dogs are judged against the standard of the breed.

Several awards were given out including best in show. Many of the dogs and their handlers travel around the country hoping to obtain points toward championship and national ranking.

The Smoky Mountain Dog Show hosted the number one rated dog in the country. Sommerfelt says it's a puli whose handler lives in Farragut.

Sommerfelt says the dog show is great for all ages and all levels. Some of the handlers are at their first competition, and others would be considered professionals.
 


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