Alberta Kennel Club's Winter Classic dog show on at Spruce Meadows

To celebrate the Alberta Kennel Club’s Winter Classic dog show at Spruce Meadows this weekend, we’ve put together a list of fun facts about man’s best friend.

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Purebred Boston Terrier puppy Micra told us that when she grows up, she wants to win Best in Show. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

More than 450 canines and their humans are competing this weekend at the Winter Classic dog show at Spruce Meadows this weekend.

A shih tzu gets the final touches on her hair done before stepping in front of the judges. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

You'll be able to see dogs on their best behaviour (obedience trials) and showing off their coiffed coats and unique hairstyles.

The Alberta Kennel Club is hosting the event at the Equi-plex, and members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about purebred dogs.

The Winter Classic dog show at Spruce Meadows features more than 450 breeds of canine. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

Don't be surprised if the pooch that wins Best in Show is named Max or Bella.

Those were the most popular dogs names last year, according to dog-sitting website

Here are some other fun facts about man's best friend:

  • Back in the '90s, we loved our TV sitcoms. Some of the more popular dog names were Topanga, Phoebe and Little Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Dogs sweat through the pads on their feet.
  • More than 30 per cent of owners have, at one time or another, prepared a human meal for their pets.
  • 45 per cent of people admit they've dressed their pet in costume

With files from CBC's Evelyne Asselin


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