Dog lovers gather at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy

Photo: Marie White

Local English Cocker Spaniel breeders Robert Lacroix and wife Nathalie Clément of Élevage Malysse in Saint-Étienne hold their three-month-old puppies. “All my dogs are champions,” commented veteran breeder Lacroix, who, like many passionate dog breeders, has made the dog world a family affair.

The Société canine de Québec held one of its most prestigious dog shows of the year at the Base de plein air in Sainte-Foy from August 3 to 5. Despite the heat wave, dog lovers gathered happily to enjoy another fun day of dog competitions. Judges Bruce Owen and Sandra Lex came from Ontario to judge the breed confirmation competitions and