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Thousands of dogs in Fort Worth for annual competitions

Some of the prettiest pooches around will strut their stuff this weekend during dog shows at Fort Worth's Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The barking and bragging will begin today when 1,800 dogs, including terriers, toys, boxers and other specialty breeds, are judged in single-breed classes.

On Saturday, more than 2,400 dogs representing 160 breeds will compete in the Fort Worth Kennel Club's 105th all-breed competition. A panel of judges will assess qualities like attitude, health, movement, teeth and conformation, eventually naming the most fetching dog Best in Show.

The club will return Sunday for another all-breed show before a different panel of judges.

The shows will begin at 8 a.m. each day inside the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive. Admission today will be free, but it will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children Saturday and Sunday. No strollers are allowed.

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