One of the highlights of my year is being part of the official photography team with A Personal Touch Photography at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland. One of my favorite “duties” is spending the day photographing the Dog Show, hosted by the Tailwaggers 4-H Club. What a pleasure it is to see these boys and girls with their wonderful dogs showing off their skills in showmanship, obedience, rally, and agility. These 4-Hers are such professionals – their poise and positive attitudes are inspiring, as is their willingness to help their fellow competitors. The competitors, judges, and the many adult volunteers make everyone feel welcome and go above and beyond to make the day fun and educational for all. It is such a joy for me to be part of the experience and photograph their show. Here are some of my favorite images from this year’s fair, including an image of a gorgeous Xoloitzcuintli, the first Xolo I’ve been lucky enough to meet and photograph.