For the next three days, dogs and their humans will be in downtown St. Paul to show off their beauty, skills, and strength. Around 1,600 pups will compete for Best in Show honors. New this year is the Azawakh, a West African breed used to guard and hunt. Dogs will show us how awesome they are through a variety of challenges, demonstrations, and competitions, including disc catching, scent work, skijoring, and, amazingly, freestyle dancing. In total, 103 breeds will showcase their amazingness in hopes of winning an award. Dog tours will be offered each day, taking animal lovers behind the scenes and giving them a sneak peek at what they will see onstage. A dog expo will highlight local businesses, products, organizations, and more during the weekend. Find tickets and more info at landolakeskennelclub.org.