- Associated Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A dog show this weekend in central Louisiana is showcasing more than 4,500 dogs representing 180 breeds.

The Town Talk (http://townta.lk/1dY9qFu) reports that the fourth-annual Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show in Alexandria began Thursday and runs through Sunday. It draws participants from around the country.

The show is co-sponsored by the Alexandria Kennel Club and the Baton Rouge Kennel Club at the downtown Alexandria Riverfront Center.

The public can attend free of charge.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com