Maybe your best furry friend is more than just a pet. Could it, just maybe, be the best of breed? Some people don't just travel with their pets; they travel because of them, following the circuit of dog and cat shows. The American Kennel Club (AKC) states that it receives 3 million applications every year. You and your dog can compete in single breed shows, obedience trials, hunting tests and many other types of dog shows through 4,500 AKC-affiliated community clubs nationwide [source: American Kennel Club].
On the feline front, the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA) hosts 400 competitions all around the world each year, recognizing 40 distinct pedigree breeds plus the "Household Pet Class" [source: Cat Fancier's Association].
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