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P.S. 321 to Host First-Ever Park Slope Dog Show

PARK SLOPE — Canine companions will take center stage this weekend at P.S. 321's winter carnival, where the school will host Park Slope's first ever dog show.

Four-legged friends will compete in categories including "Most Likely to Succeed," "Best Dressed," "Best Behaved," and "Dog Who Looks Most Like its Owner," according to the school's website.

"We're always brainstorming fun and creative ideas for events," said P.S. 321 parent Emma Murphy, who is helping to organize the dog show. "In Park Slope particularly there are so many dog lovers, so we knew it would go over well with the community."

Judges will include a photo editor and a pets editor with Martha Stewart Living magazine. Prizes will include goodie bags donated by BarkBox, a service that mails treats and toys to dog owners. There will also be a dog photo booth on site to capture canines looking their best.

Pooch performers must have current licenses and immunizations and must be on a leash.

The Westminster-inspired dog show, first reported on Effed in Park Slope, is part of P.S. 321's winter carnival, a school fundraising event. Dog owners must pay $5 to enter each category, and proceeds will benefit enrichment activities at the school.

The carnival, which also features a book sale, a bake sale and a magic show, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday March 9 at P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Ave. and First Street. Dog show entrants should meet at the First Street entrance to P.S. 321's backyard playground at 1:45 p.m.