Local canine cream of the crop competes at the annual Cranberry Cluster

Over 120 breeds vie for top honors in Falmouth

Linda Flynn judges Spaniels in the ring.

Story and photos by Samantha Pearsall

This past weekend Cape Cod Kennel Club (CCKC) and South Shore Kennel Club (SSKC) collaborated for a 4-day dog show event known as the annual Cranberry Cluster.A total of 1,251 dogs from 128 different breeds, from Newfoundlands toShih Tzsus, strutted their stuff in the show rings at the BarnstableCounty Fairgrounds. The show was held Thursday through Sunday from 9a.m. until 6 p.m.

One of the shows’ chairs, Linda Flynn, who is also the Delegate to theAmerican Kennel Club for SSKC, said “Weekends are always busier thanthe Thursday and Friday shows, however, it is all weather-dependant.”Saturday was a wash out with few spectators, but Sunday’s warm sunshinebrought in crowds who were watching the events and shopping for theirown pups.

Read the story (with a lot more pictures) at CapeCodPets.com.

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