Le Hedstrom practices with his Afghan hound, Eli, before their showing

March 10, 2012 | 8:31 p.m. CST
Le Hedstrom, of Lenexa, Kan., practices with Eli, an Afghan hound, before their showing in the Columbia Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The 23-month-old Eli is a nationally-recognized grand champion Afghan hound. Hedstrom and his wife, Carol, have been showing Afghan hounds since his return from time in the military, when he acquired his first hound, Duke.

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