You'll be having a paws-itively woofing good time at the Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show this week! (Ok, I'll quit with the puns!)

At the Metra Park's Montana Pavilion, you can take part in the dog show the 23rd through 26th of June, FREE of charge to the public.

What shows are happening?

ICYMI, these shows are the Conformation Shows. What is conformation? Well, officially, it is this:

the act of conforming or producing conformity

Basically, dogs are being judged on how they conform to the perceived "standard" of their breed. Why? The American Kennel Club (AKC) says this:

Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard. It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.

Now that we are past that hurdle, you can basically expect to see dogs of all breeds performing actions that are stereotypical of their breeds.

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If you are interested in the Dog Show, along with their many other events each year, check out this handy guide from the AKC: A Beginner's Guide to Dog Shows

Whether you are like me, simply a person who loves seeing cute doggos doing things or are really wanting to learn more about the world of dog shows, the YVKC can help you toward that goal!

Grab your tickets at MetraPark.com and enjoy the dog show!

This $170M Texas Ranch With 65,000 Acres Is a Dog Lover’s Dream Home

Mesa Vista, the 65,000-acre Panhandle ranch, which belonged to oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens until his death three years ago, has been up for sale since 2017. The list of mind-blowing amenities is long, but for the price it's quite a deal!

The property includes its own golf course, a chapel with a memory garden, an airport with a private apartment for the pilot, and a 40-unit kennel, complete with a bronze dog sculpture in front of the building. Pickens, who was an avid hunter and dog lover, told Land Report in 2015Back when I couldn’t afford one bird dog, I had two. When I couldn’t afford two, I had three.”

Let's take a look around this incredible piece of property, which was recently reduced from $250 to $170 million, and see what kind of luxuries you and your furry friends could enjoy!