DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Kennel Club has cancelled its annual dog show after nearly a century because there aren't enough sponsors to support the event.
The March event at downtown Detroit's Cobo Center typically draws 2,000-3,000 dogs and 25,000 spectators. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report the club struggled to find new sponsors after pet food maker Purina withdrew three years ago.
The club says it plans to continue to seek sponsors and hopes to hold the show in 2015, possibly at a different venue.
The club has held dog shows since 1916. Officials say the event cost in more than $100,000 annually, with the main sponsor covering the majority. In addition to popular dog competitions, the show featured herding and police dog demonstrations.
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