By DANIEL GATTO | Junior Reporter
The date was Saturday, April 20th, the air was crisp and clean and from the moment my family arrived in the parking lot we could see that there was going to be a whole lot of dogs!
We were at the annual dog show in Idyllwild, California. We were lucky enough to see dozens of dog breeds together.
We saw Beagles, Dachshunds, Dobermans, Pointers, Bloodhounds, Pekingese, Newfoundlands and many more. We saw many dogs competing but only would go on to be best in show out of 1,036 dogs.
While we were there my family and I played with puppies that were there to be socialized for future competition. We talked with handlers and junior handlers. We even got the chance to meet dogs that were bigger than myself or my sister.
After about an hour an Easter egg hunt happened and it was mayhem after that. Kids were running into the competition ring, startling the dogs who were competing. The judges were flipping out but the kids were having so much fun gathering the eggs that they could not be stopped.
As the event ended my family and I bid farewell to our favorite dogs and wished them luck on the competition. This was the only dog show I have ever gone to and I would recommend going to a dog show to everyone because it is fantastic.
Daniel Gatto just finished fifth grade at Canyon Charter Elementary School. Interested in joining the Post’s Junior Reporter program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
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