Meet hundreds of dogs at the fairgrounds show

Rosie the Brittany is ready to try the panel jump, one of the raffle items at this week’s American Kennel Club dog show at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Spectators can enjoy meeting hundreds of dogs representing over 140 different breeds from Aug. 15-18 starting at 8:30 a.m. each day. 

CUMBERLAND — Hundreds of dogs of every size, shape and variety will compete in the Summer Mountain Cluster dog show to be held Aug. 15-18 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. 

The event is sponsored by the Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club and Laurel Highlands Kennel Association with puppy and junior showmanship competition each day.

Dogs entered are eligible for American Kennel Club competition points.

Spectators can wander the fairgrounds to see the variety of breeds in seven groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding.

These shows provide the opportunity for members of the public to learn more from the dog owners, breeders and handlers about a particular breed.

Most of the breeds will be shown in outdoor rings near the multipurpose building but indoor rings will be set up for obedience trials and some of the breed competition.

Many raffle items will be featured in the building as a fundraiser.

Proceeds are donated to dog-related projects, including rescue shelters, service dogs, research and canine health projects.

A nominal parking fee is charged each day.

For more information, visit or UPVKC on Facebook.

The judging programs, including a schedule of times and ring numbers, are posted on

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