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YVKC Annual Dog Show Starts in Billings

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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.