Dairyland Classic dog show is this weekend

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MADISON, Wis. More than 1,000 dogs are expected to be at the Dairyland classic dog show this weekend.

Breeders from around the country are here to compete in the best of breed competitions and in obedience and agility competitions.

It is free for people to come and watch. Visitors can also talk to breeders about training and grooming.

"There are breeds here that you have never seen we have an Xoloitzcuintli, a hairless dog, so we have breeds that you may never see out in the community,” said Kim Lohman, the event’s chair. “We have people from all over the country here, so come see us and come see what fun you can have with your dog.”

The show started today and it runs through Sunday, May 5.

Hosted Friday and Sunday by the Badger Kennel Club, then Saturday's events are hosted by the Janesville and Beloit Kennel Club.

It is free admission for spectators to come and watch. People can talk with breeders and learn more about training and grooming information.

The dogs are competing in best of breed competitions, obedience and agility. More than 1,000 dogs are expected to be in the dog show. It runs from May 3-5.

"We think that all it is, is bringing really pretty dogs and then putting them in the ring, this is years of breeding and years of training so to get the dog to do what we want, we take them to classes we learn how to groom them and we take a lot of time, to actually put on our dog show, we started a year ago putting on this dog show," Lohman said.

There will also be vendors offering dog-related items for sale.

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