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Farm Dog of Year Candidates Sought

AFBF Staff

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Whether herding livestock, riding along while farmers work their fields or just snuggling up near the couch in the evening, dogs hold a special place in farm life. American Farm Bureau Federation is recognizing these faithful canine companions again this year with its seventh annual Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest.

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for this year's competition, which is sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare. The winner gets free dog food for a year, cash prizes and a chance to showcase the many ways these furry friends support farmers and ranchers.

Desired attributes for the Farm Dog of the Year include helpfulness to the family, playfulness and obedience.

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