Bardstown woman continues dog competitions after move from Japan

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By Kacie Goode

Junko Nagafuchi and her Shiba inu, Kurio, stand out at some agility dog competitions they attend. While the Shiba is a popular dog breed in Japan, it is still growing in the United States, and is outnumbered in competitions by border collies and Australian shepherds. But 10-year-old Kurio’s age and breed didn’t hold him back, as he and Nagafuchi took home a first-place agility award in May after competing in the Queen City Dog Training Club event in Ohio.

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