Dogs to compete for AKC title in Casino Royale Cluster Dog Show this weekend; free admission

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Courtesy photo; 2018 show in Bossier City

The Shreveport Kennel Club and the D’Arbonne Kennel Club have joined forces to bring dog lovers the annual Casino Royale Cluster Dog Show.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners will get the chance to strut their stuff in the show ring Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22 at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The event is great for the whole family with free admission. Dogs  not entered in competitions are not permitted on show grounds.

SPECTATORS CAN:

• Meet and greet a variety of different dog breeds. Visitors can learn about responsible dog ownership and speak with breeders, owners and handlers.

• Watch the judging of various breeds in Conformation and cheer for your favorite.

• See young owner-handlers compete against their peers in the Junior Showmanship Competition.

• Watch owner-handlers compete in a special series called the National Owner-Handled Series. These exhibitors are striving for a spot in the finals at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando in December. (SAT & SUN)

• Admission: Admission and parking is free to the public.