BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Mississippi Gulf Coast Working Group Club will soon hold its annual Working Group Dog Show, which is part of the Jambalaya Cluster Dog Show, hosted by the Baton Rouge Kennel Club and the Riverside West Kennel Club of New Orleans.

The event will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales from Saturday, June 3 through Tuesday, June 6th. Judging will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Dogs of the Working Group are bred to help man, they excel at jobs such as guarding family and property, protecting livestock, hunting large game, pulling sleds and performing water rescues.

According to the American Kennel Club, a dog event may contribute $1.5 million dollars to a local economy with a larger, four day show weekend. Smaller events can put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a local economy.

AKC dog shows provide significant positive economic benefits to the host community.
Exhibitors at AKC dog shows spend an average of $863 per show weekend. Spending by AKC dog show exhibitors could inject more than $1.5 million into the local community.