Dog days of summer

Gazette photo by Erik Sandin

Seven-year-old Kaylee Jarrard, right, keeps a tight hold on the leash of her 2-year-old whippet, Prudence,” Friday afternoon after showing Prudence during the specialty breed portion of the annual St. Croix Kennel Club dog show at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Dog owners from throughout the U.S. spent last Thursday through Monday putting their pooches through their paces at the show. The event also featured obstacle course and working dog competitions.