BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – More than a dozen dogs from across Louisiana will be in Tarrytown, New York this weekend competing in the Westminster Dog Show.

Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is the oldest dog sport organization in the U.S. and its dog show is the second-longest-held dog sporting event in the country.

This year, 3,500 dogs representing 209 breeds will be entered into the show. Preliminary events begin Saturday, June 18, and run through the grand finale on June 22.

To learn more about the big competition, click here.