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Canine celebration: Sheepdog festival highlights bond between humans, dogs

Published: Monday, Sept. 1 2014 6:00 p.m. MDT

"Air Herky" jumps across the pool to catch his toy in the "Splash Dog" competition at the 12th annual Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship and Festival Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Midway.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

"Air Herky" jumps across the pool to catch his toy in the "Splash Dog" competition at the 12th annual Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship and Festival Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Midway. The festival is the world's largest annual sheepdog competition and was expected to attract more than 25,000 attendees. Festivities, which began Friday and continued through Monday, included a variety of competitions and performances meant to celebrate the bond between humans and canines.

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