Dog days at fairgrounds

Above, former Cortez resident Megan Welch prepares to enter the ring with Sterling, competing with other English Springer Spaniels. See a video at CortezJournal.com. At right, Kristin Lewis grooms Benjamin, a standard poodle, for the Durango Kennel Dog Show Friday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Enlargephoto

Above, former Cortez resident Megan Welch prepares to enter the ring with Sterling, competing with other English Springer Spaniels. See a video at CortezJournal.com. At right, Kristin Lewis grooms Benjamin, a standard poodle, for the Durango Kennel Dog Show Friday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

Kristin Lewis grooms Benjamin, a standard poodle, for the Durango Kennel Dog Show Friday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show continues Saturday and Sunday. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Kristin Lewis grooms Benjamin, a standard poodle, for the Durango Kennel Dog Show Friday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show continues Saturday and Sunday.

Above, Melissa and Monica Lamontagne double team their dog, Scooby Doo, getting him dry for the show. Below, Kayley Kovar brought her Bichon Frise dogs up for the Durango Kennel Club dog show at Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal photos

Above, Melissa and Monica Lamontagne double team their dog, Scooby Doo, getting him dry for the show. Below, Kayley Kovar brought her Bichon Frise dogs up for the Durango Kennel Club dog show at Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

Kayley Kovar brought her Bichon Frise dogs up for the Durango Kennel Club dog show at Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Kayley Kovar brought her Bichon Frise dogs up for the Durango Kennel Club dog show at Montezuma County Fairgrounds.