Dog show

Launch of the Rochester Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Saturday was the start of the annual Rochester Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners come to this competition every year.

The event is hosted at Graham Arenas 1 & 2 at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. The public is welcome to attend the show, and there is an entrance fee.

The Rochester Kennel Club has been around since the 1970s and their goal is to promote dog sports like the Saturday show.

Event organizers say competing is hard work, but being around people and dogs is worth it.

It’s a great place to meet dogs of all shapes and sizes. I’ve already talked to a few visitors today, and they’re like the Great Danes. If there’s a breed you might be interested in adding to your family, this is a good place to come because the people here who show them live with them all the time, and so they know the benefits and cons, good and bad. They’ll be honest with you, and it’s just a great place to see dogs of all shapes and sizes,” said Diana Mann, chair of the Rochester Kennel Club dog show.

The shows resume Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for the final of the competition.