BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Coast Coliseum has been invaded once again by the annual American Kennel Club Dog Show. Pet owners from all over have pampered and trained their pooches for the weekend's festivities.
"Know your dog, train your dog, show your dog. That's always our motto," says Juanita Graffagnini.
At least 100 different dog breeds have come to showcase their talents. Proud trainers will lead their dogs in various competitions hoping to win top prize.
Although lots of trainers have done this for years, a few of them are new to the business. One of the chairpersons for the dog show said it's refreshing to see junior trainers participating in the fun as well.
Conrad Kurts said his mom got him into it when she wanted to show their poodle a few years ago.
"It's really nothing special with the dog in juniors, it's just really about the juniors," Kurts said.
The AKC (American Kennel Club) dog show is sure to be fun for people of all ages. Admission is free and gates open at 9:00 a.m.