by K.J. Lincoln
A big white Great Pyrenees named Marcie and a sweet bulldog named Jorden are the Best in Show winners at the Bethel Dog Show held last Sunday.
Overall approximately 23 doggies participated in one of Bethel’s most entertaining events. This year marks the 12th annual dog show sponsored by the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, the Kuskokwim Campus, Yuut Elitnaurviat, the Bethel Friends of Canines, the Old Friendly Dog Farm, and Dr. Bob Sept of the Bering Sea Animal Clinic.
The Breed categories included Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Herding, Non-Sporting, and Delta Mix. Volunteer judges for the Breed categories were Alton Alexie and Tammy Kaboord.
Events in the Fun Categories included Best Tail Wagger, Best Vocal Performance, Most Adorable, the Olympic Trials Agility Course, Most Original Costume, Best Trick, and Most Obedient. Judging was provided by Addy Peters and Lisa Demer.
A new record was set in the Olympic Trials Agility Course. Charlie, a Boxer, owned by Regina Teresi completed the course in 11.81 seconds breaking the longstanding record of 14.1 seconds set in 2015 by “Brother” a blue-eyed Australian Shepherd.
Coming in second was Boots, a terrier-mix who finished in 12.41. In third was Jake, a German Shorthaired Pointer who finished the course at 12.47. The first time this event was started was in 2014.
Emcee for the Dog Show was Jeremy Osborne assisted by his wife Katy Krings, thank you!
2017 Bethel Dog Show Results
Breed Category Winners
Sporting: “Jake” with Santina Hancock
Hound: “Snoopy” with Cindy Christian
Working Group: “Marcie” with Regina Teresi
Terriers: “Miss Kitty” with Emily Russell
Delta Mix: “Sparky” with Chase Angaiak
Toy: “Lyza Jane” with Sharon Sigmon
Herding: “Holly” with Nancy Vernon
Non-Sporting: “Wynton” with Sara Stockton
Best In Show: “Marcie” with Regina Teresi
Fun Category Winners
Tail Wagging: “Jinx” with Callie Tony
Best Vocals: “Lyza Jane” with Sharon Sigmon
Most Adorable: “Jorden” with Alyssa Boyer
Best Costume: “Rox” with Jane Imholdt
Best Tricks: “Sookie” with Louise Russell
Most Obedient: “Jake” with Santina Hancock
Agility Course: “Charlie” with Regina Teresi
Best in Show: “Jorden” with Alyssa Boyer