Sometimes it’s hard to believe breeds like yorkies and St. Bernards even belong in the same species. When you put so many breeds together in one place—which is exactly what happened at the 138th annual Seattle Kennel Club Show at CenturyLink Field this weekend—the diversity can be mind boggling.
With thousands of dogs and their guardians convening in Seattle to celebrate all things canine, it’s clear to see all the ways dogs make our lives better. From canine units and herding dogs to regular old showboats, the Seattle Kennel Club celebrates all the ways our four legged friends bring joy into our lives.
Whether they’re helping the blind navigate the world or just being cute, an event like this one truly affirms dog’s place as man’s best friend. We squeed, we shot, we conquered: Check out some scenes from the SKC show!
Enter the ring
Can you say dedication?
This dog may look tough, but he’s sweet as sugar on the inside. Next to him is a protective arm commonly used to train attack dogs.
From Corgis to Aussies, these trainers are experts on teaching your dog to herd livestock like sheep and cattle with ease and grace.
They take a deep breath before launching into their synchronized dance routine.
Leave it to a golden retriever to flop over on its belly for a little massage in the middle of a busy walkway.