EVERYWHERE you looked there were dogs, big ones, small ones but all of them pampered.
Many serene, some full of yap and nearly obedient, dogs outnumbered people at Albury-Wod- onga Equestrian Centre at the weekend.
There were almost 2500 of them, belonging to 300 exhibitors, strutted their stuff on the dog-walk for the Murray Valley Kennel Club International Show.
Saturday was the big day — that’s when 777 pooches took to the dog-walk.
“There’s more dogs than people here,” show secretary Jan Seary said. “Some people have entered five dogs.
“It’s great that the public can talk to breeders and the breeders enjoy it, showing off their dogs.”
The event was up against bigger shows in Melbourne and Canberra that attract more than 1000 dogs a day.
“We had a lot of competition so we’re pleased with our entries,” Ms Seary said.
The most popular breed was the labrador, with almost 100 entries over the three days.
The judges based their search for top dog on a combination of temperament and looks.