Dog lovers and their pets will congregate in Munford this Saturday for the Exchange Club of Tipton County Strut Your Mutt Dog Show.

The Exchange Club last held the event four years ago. Club president Chris Spradley said it was time to bring it back.

“Tipton County has a lot of dog lovers,” said Spradley. “We felt like this was a good way to showcase our pets while raising money for a great cause.”


Proceeds from the event, which will be held at 9 a.m. at Emily’s Bark Park (located near the back of Valentine Park), go to the local Exchange Club. The club’s primary purpose is to raise money for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The Exchange Club also gives support to area law enforcement, fire departments, high school students and the Boy Scouts.

The event is not necessarily for the kind of purebred dog you might see at something like the Westminster Dog Show. It’s all about having fun with man’s best friend.

Categories include best Halloween costume, best trick, mini-me look-a-like, best hair, longest ears and waggiest tail.

The cost is $20 per dog and includes entrance into four categories. There will also be a people’s choice award that will be determined by donations. All dogs are automatically entered into that category.

Several local businesses, including title sponsor Munford Animal Hospital, are supporting the event. There will also be demonstrations presented by various people and concessions will be available.

Various local leaders will serve as the judges.

You can register your dog the day of the event or call Spradley at 837-9772 for more information.

In case of rain the event will be held at Munford Middle School.

Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland