The Old Fort Cluster dog shows opened with the first show of their five day stand at the Memorial Coliseum Wednesday morning.
Each day is a complete dog show and The Old Fort Cluster dog shows is a joint effort of The Marion Kennel Club, The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club Inc., the La Porte County Kennel Club and the Sturgis Kennel Club who each sponsor a show. (The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club sponsors two).The show continues over the weekend, through Sunday. Over the next five days a total of 5, 666 dogs have been entered in the shows. With Saturday's Marion Kennel Club show having the highest number of dogs entered, 1391. Sunday's show which is sponsored by the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club, Inc, has 1350 dogs entered in the show with 160 different breeds. There is no charge at the door to attend any of the shows which run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all five days.
(Photos by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)