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Dogs ranging in age from just months old to seniors are competing for best in show and other titles at the Celtic Classic Dog Show this weekend.

Kennel clubs from York, Lancaster and Delaware counties are hosting competitions between different breeds of dogs from around the region. Lori Eichstedt came from Sykesville, Maryland, with her husband, John, to compete with their pugs.

“This is our fourth year coming here,” Eichstedt said. “I think the part I like most about showing is the social world of it. We get to spend time with friends. We usually share meals with friends. We celebrate their wins with them.”

John married into showing pugs, Eichstedt said. He was hooked right after one of his dog’s won.

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“I knew she was going to win,” she said. “When you breed a dog and you take it to a show and you win, it’s a pride thing.”

Already this weekend, Eichstedt’s 10-month-old pug, Horizon’s Precious Treasure, also known as Rachael, has won one Best of Winners title. She’s going on to compete in the championship round.

Eichstedt said people should come to the show just to check it out but also if they’re thinking of getting a dog.

“Not every breed is for every person,” she said. “This can give them a chance to talk to people and research what kind of temperament might work for their family.”

People have the chance to discuss those things and more with breeders and competitors the rest of this weekend.

The Celtic Classic Dog Show is continuing through Sunday.

Events start at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Judging of obedience, best of breed and other titles starts at 8 a.m.

Events are spread around the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave.

For more information on the Celtic Classic Dog Show, visit thecelticclass.com or yorkexpo.com.

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