03/01/2013 06:15 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show Brings Canines Out For Competition At Cobo Center (PHOTOS)

Every January in Detroit, cars take the spotlight at Cobo Center. But March has gone to the dogs.

The Detroit Kennel Club is hosting its 110th and 111th annual dog shows at the downtown convention hall this Saturday and Sunday. More than 2,000 pooches from over 160 breeds will take over Cobo for competitions, demonstrations and events.

According to the DKC, this show is one of only five across the country that require dogs to be "benched" at their assigned spots so visitors are able to see the pets and talk to breeders and owners.

That means there will be plenty of opportunities to see German Shepherds, Detroit's favorite dog breed, as well as the other top local favorites found by the American Kennel Club: Rottweilers, Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers and Bulldogs. (We were surprised by the lack of love for pit bulls, Detroit's unofficial favoritest dog)

The ticketed daily shows are open to the public. Dogs will be on display throughout each day until 5 p.m., with Best in Show hopefuls entering the ring each day around 6 p.m.

For more info on the show, see the Detroit Kennel Club's website. Below, check out some of the pups from the last two years, courtesy of the DKC and Flickr's JoyVanBuhler.

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show