COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

More than a thousand dogs and their owners showed off their stuff at the Coeur d'Alene Dog Fancier's Dog Show at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day.

The show puts dogs and owners through their paces with judges ruling on how well they perform a series of tasks and how well they display the defining characteristics of their breed.

The show is also a great resource for anyone thinking about becoming a dog owner. Anyone can get detailed information on a number of different breeds, or become familiar with a local dog club who can put you in touch with training resources.

“It's great if you have a new puppy. We have new puppy classes you can come to and learn how to train a brand new puppy when you bring it to your house,” said the show's chief steward Doris Ramsden.

The Coeur d'Alene Dog Fancier's show runs through Tuesday, May 27.