YVKC Annual Dog Show Starts in Billings - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

YVKC Annual Dog Show Starts in Billings

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

The Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club's annual dog show is underway in the Magic City.

Billings is the first stop in the AKC's Montana circuit. Breeders and professional handlers from all over the U.S. are coming together to compete. More than 125 dog breeds will be judged over the next three days. Judges will be looking at everything from the bone and muscular structure of the dog to the coat colors and markings.

Best of breed winners will compete in one of seven groups. The winner from each group will then compete for Best in Show.

"There's several different motivations for people doing it," YVKC President Patrick Jones said. "But why we do this, bottom line, because we have a good time, we're with our dogs, we love our dogs. It's fun."

The competition starts all over, each day, with different judges, to give other dogs a chance to win. Two more shows take place on Wednesday and Thursday. They start at 8 a.m. and are free.

After Billings, the competition travels to Great Falls and then Missoula.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Search for missing Columbus man temporarily suspended

    Search for missing Columbus man temporarily suspended

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:53:16 GMT

    Stillwater County has identified the man who fell off of Yellowstone Bridge just north of Reed Point as 20-year-old Brandon Fitch of Columbus. 

    Stillwater County has identified the man who fell off of Yellowstone Bridge just north of Reed Point as 20-year-old Brandon Fitch of Columbus. 

  • Resident shares damage incurred in his home from flooding

    Resident shares damage incurred in his home from flooding

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:43:06 GMT

    Gene Erickson says when he first bought his house in November of 2017, it was everything he wanted. But when water began seeping into the basement in late May, everything changed. 

    Gene Erickson says when he first bought his house in November of 2017, it was everything he wanted. But when water began seeping into the basement in late May, everything changed. 

  • Billings Public Schools providing free summer lunch program

    Billings Public Schools providing free summer lunch program

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:11:37 GMT

    Billings Public Schools' summer lunch program offers meals for free to anyone under the age of 18.

    Billings Public Schools' summer lunch program offers meals for free to anyone under the age of 18.