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Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show

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BATON ROUGE - The search for Louisiana's top dog begins tomorrow in Alexandria when the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show gets underway at the Alexandria-Riverfront Center. It could be the first step for one canine to make it to Westminster: the Super Bowl of dog shows.

That show takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden. Last year, a wire fox terrier named Sky took Best in Show. For many breeds, the quest for Westminster begins at the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show, sponsored by the Baton Rouge and Alexandria Kennel Clubs. This year's chair is Holly Reid, who stopped by 2une In with her best friend: Sadie the Giant Schnauzer.

"It's nice to see the nice dogs that will be there and learn about some of the other breeds," she told News 2's John Pastorek.

The show attracts hundreds of dogs from hundreds of breeds, with many taking aim at Westminster.

"It attracts so many dogs because it's on the way up to New York," explains Carl Grotton of the Baton Rouge Kennel Club. "The last show is in Atlanta, so many will head from here straight to there, then up to New York."

The Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Alexandria River Center. For more information, watch the video or visit the Baton Rouge Kennel Club website.




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