MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — People often walk their dogs in a park. On Thursday, June 16, Morgantown saw people from across the country taking their dogs to Mylan Park for the Liberty Classic Dog Show.
The show will take place June 16-19 at the Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center. The event takes place daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per car.
“You are cordially invited to be here,” said show chair Karen McBee. “We’d love to see you, and if you have any questions, stop and speak to one of us.”
Dog lovers who attend will be surrounded by dogs as the event features approximately 500 dogs per day. Even if you don’t know what happens at dog shows, McBee encouraged people to attend to get a better idea of what’s going on.
“You can walk through the grooming area and see how people groom dogs. You can watch the rings and see how the judges examine the dogs and how it all works at a dog show,” said McBee. “It’s more exciting than just watching it on TV because you’re right there and you can see what’s actually happening.”
The event features conformation, obedience and rally competitions.
“There is a lot of camaraderie here. People come, work together, they show together, and they help each other out at the dog shows,” McBee said. “Besides, they are both friends and competitors. It’s a very competitive sport because everyone is fighting for their championship titles.”
The Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association and the Greater Clarksburg West Virginia Kennel Club co-hosted the event.
“This event — it takes a good year to put together — so we’re excited 365 days a year as we prepare for it,” McBee said.