Friday, June 22, 2018
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Bark fest in Ehmen Park

The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold for the annual dog show Thursday night in Ehmen Park.

Dubbed the pooch parade by the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce—event sponsor—dogs and their owners kick off the Harvest Festival.

The top canine, or judges’ choice, in the large dog category was Joker, owned by Damion Fochtman.

Second was Buddy, owned by Luke Buss, and third place went to Hiccup and Hayden Maline.

Taking small dog honors was Daisy. Owners are Sam and Jack Aden.

Snowball and Rachel Hurst took second followed by Henri and Rebecca Horn who placed third.

Other results are as follows:

Small dogs

Best dressed—1. J.C. with Senyase Baca, 2. Jax with Rachel Howard, 3.

Sophie with Sabrina Sawyer and Madison Sitorius.

Best smile—1. Chewy with Seth and Tyler Trumbley, 2. Bo with Hayley Stevens, 3. Murphy with Madison Bryant.

Wiggliest tail—1. Zoey with Trey and Teegan Stevens, 2. Bear with Reagan Crisman, 3. Harly with Rachel Darling.

Silliest ears—1. Roxy with Austin Canas, 2. Zoe with Ella Bartlett, 3. BeeBee with Bella Rickertsen.

Saddest look—1. Bailey with Hailey Steuben, 2. Ivy with Charisma Lenz, 3. Abby with Mary Streeter.

Large dogs

Best dressed—1. Bailee with Presley Wendelin, 2. Oliver with Maddie Daup, 3. Peiling with Thomas Metcalfe.

Best smile—1. Gunner with Colton Sitorius, 2. Max with Sydney Houchin, 3. Daisy with Kyra Goodall.

Wiggliest tail—1. Samantha with Rebecca Libich, 2. Jasper with Joseph and Benjamin Headley, 3. Mila with Makenzie and Tra Rossell.

Silliest ears—1. Marley with Hayley Slack, 2. Lady with Johanna Foster, 3. Enzo with Emma and Madeline Jorgenson.

Saddest look—1. Otis with Brianna Houchin, 2. Jesse with Jeff and Hilary Schriner, 3. Bucher with Jake Burkholder.