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.
2019 Bethel Dog Show Results
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
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.