FREDERICK, MD - The 150th Great Frederick Fair continues through Saturday, and animals are one of the main attractions there.
There's goats, there's Bob the sheep, and there's dogs strutting their stuff at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
"It let's people know about who we are and how much we love our dogs, and it really gives us the opportunity to meet new people and let's people meet our dogs as well," said Bridget Leonard, president of Tailwaggers, a Frederick County 4-H dog club.
15-year-old Leonard competed in showmanship and confirmation with her eight-year-old Dachshund Libby. Half a dozen pups took to the track for obedience. They walked in patterns and performed commands.
"My favorite thing about obedience is that Sandy and I both learn something new every night that we have practice," said 11-year-old Caroline Mullineaux, who showed a Goldendoodle named Sandy.
Peaches is a four-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. She has one of the youngest handlers at this show.
"I thought it would be really fun to win a trophy with a dog on top or something," eight-year-old Morgan Farmer said.
This was the first dog show for Farmer. She spent a lot of time preparing for the big competition and walked away with several ribbons.
"I just practice in my yard at home, and I just work with her," Farmer said. "I tell her to heel and tell her to sit."
From cows and sheep to Poodles and Goldendoodles, hundreds of animals will put their best paw forward this week at the fair.
The Great Frederick Fair also has new animals. Several calves were just born at the birthing center.