Last day for canines to compete in Kennel Club competition at Fairgrounds

More than 3,000 dogs have been vying for top honors at Del Valle Dog Club show

Today's the last day when more than 3,000 dogs representing 150 American Kennel Club breeds will be vying for Best in Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

The show is put on by the Del Valle Dog Club, based in Livermore, and is sponsored by Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company. Dogs are competing in various categories such as the agility and conformation events.

"The main mission of the annual Del Valle Dog Club Show is to celebrate dogs and raise awareness of responsible pet ownership," said Betty-Anne Stenmark, the show chair of the DVDC.

The show is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and free for children under 5 and active military.

To learn more, contact the Del Valle Dog Club at 455-4158 or at

--Emily West

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