Bethel’s SAR canine wins Best in Show

D.O.G. is this year's Best in Show winner for the Bethel Dog Show. Over 20 dogs and their owners participated in this fun event at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center last Sunday. photo by Kelly Lincoln

by K.J. Lincoln

D.O.G., a St. Bernard, is this year’s Best in Show winner at the 2019 Bethel Dog Show. D.O.G. works as a search and rescue dog and is owned and trained by Jim Pete. D.O.G. won a gift basket full of doggie goodies.

The dog show featured over 20 dogs last Sunday at the Bethel Cultural Center. Canines of all sizes and shapes, breeds and colors, entertained the crowd with their tricks, obedience, agility, vocals, and fun costumes.

The crowd with fans of all ages cheered for the dogs as they paraded and trotted to win trophies and ribbons.

The judges for the show had a tough time choosing winners, but they got the job done. Volunteering to judge were Danny Nelson, Kristi Shallenberger, Theresa Quiner, and Matthew Morgan.

The emcee for the event was Lillie Reder.

The cultural center’s great room was divided into two with one side reserved for the dogs and their owners who waited for their turn. The dogs had a great time socializing and getting to know their competitors while waiting for their turns.

Bethel Friends of Canines rescue dogs wore a bowtie. One, a puppy named Bear, won the Most Adorable award.

D.O.G. is this year’s Best in Show winner for the Bethel Dog Show. Over 20 dogs and their owners participated in this fun event at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center last Sunday. photo by Kelly Lincoln

2019 Bethel Dog Show Results

Traditional Categories:

Terrier: Bella with Katrina Domnick

Runner up: Simon with Jessica Pew

Toy: Chi-Chi with Jamie Hoffman

Runner up: Cow with Ali Everhart

Sporting: Sadie with Chandra Silva

Runner up: Rocky with Raina Antalan

Herding: Abby Jean with Jessica Schroeder

Runner up: Nymeria with Kaylene Woods

Delta Mix: Tango with Alyssa Gustufson

Runner up: Olive with Tucker Hoffman

Working Group: D.O.G. with Jim Pete

Runner up: Zulu with Sally Peters

Fun Categories

Most Obedient: Sadie with Chandra Silva

Runner up: D.O.G. with Jim Pete

Best Bark: Rocky with Raina Antalan

Runner up: Rosie with Nick Nauman

Best Trick: Rocky with Raina Antalan

Runner up: Frances with Nick Nauman

Best Costume: Boots (a baby muskox) with Kelly Lincoln

Runner up: Palmer (a sheepdog) with Kelly Lincoln

Best Tail Wag: Juneau with Sinea Williams

Runner up: Nina with Daniel Jenkins

Most Adorable: Bear (who is currently up for adoption with BFK9) with Alana

Runner up: Chi-Chi with Jamie Hoffman

Best Agility Course Time: Boots with Kelly Lincoln, 0:36

Runner up: Buddha with Ryan Athanas, 0:48

“We would like to thank Lillie Reder for organizing this awesome event, and all the volunteers, participants, and attendees for making this so much fun!” wrote Bethel Friends of Canines.

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