SHELTER CANINE WINS DOG SHOW

June 19, 2001 11:00 pm
Tonya Gallious, 9, and Maggie participate in show. ().
Tonya Gallious, 9, and Maggie participate in show. ().

Even though Fanny, an 8-year-old Lhasa Apso and cocker spaniel mix, didnt stay for the end of Saturdays annual K-9 Kapers dog show, she was given the afternoons highest honor.

Fanny, owned by Don Jenson, earned Best of Show after catching the attention of the judges in the Best Doggy Trick and Best Shelter Dog competitions.

The event, sponsored by Chetco Village Merchants, raised $120 in registration fees and $5 from sales from dog biscuits sold by For Pets Sake for South Coast Humane Society. The group also received other donations.

Willa Jones from Slugs n Stones n Ice Cream Cones, Augie Kofoet from Village Express Mail Services and Roger Thompson from Driftwood RV Park judged the sixth annual show.

Jenson had Fanny shake, rattle and roll to win the Best Dog Trick honor. Fanny also jumped through Jensons arms as if they were a hoop. She did the same through his legs.

Mort Bender and Simon, a 4-year-old Manchester terrier, earned second place. Third went to a 5-year-old toy dachshund named Socket, who with encouragement from Lee Putman, sang.

Fannys Best Shelter Dog award was for second place. Jenson told the crowd that after a dog he had died, he began checking the Curry County Animal Shelter in Gold Beach on a daily basis. There he found Fanny, who was the runt of the litter.

Cinne, 7, a greyhound, shown by Cody Miller, won first in the shelter dog division. Cinne was a racing dog from Denver, Colo. If she had not been adopted, she would have been killed, he said.

Helen Robinsons dog Becki, a rottweiler and boxer mix, placed third. Becki, 18 months, was part of a litter of puppies found out on the highway who were taken to Brookings-Harbor Veterinary Hospital. The dog was wearing a collar that had become embedded in her neck and had to be surgically removed, Robinson said.

Becki was named after the person who told Robinson about her, she said.

Cinne again won a blue ribbon in the Kids Only category. Placing second was Sammy, a 7-year-old shitzu, shown by Heidi Moore. In third was Becki.

Prettiest Small Dog honors went to Panda, 13, a smalltease shown by Bette Sherbourne. Bob Sherbourne showed Ginger, 18 months, a maltese and poodle mix, who placed second. Larry Lees 4- and-half-year-old briard, Django, won third.

Prettiest Big Dog with nine competitors offered the most competition at this years show. Taking first place was Aloysius, a 3-and-a-half-year-old Malamute shown by Gild Hodges. Great Dane, Dino, 3, who attended with Beth Giorgi, took second place honors while Tony Martins 9-year-old rotweiller mix, Harley, won third.

Shooter, a 2-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd with help from his owner Marie Hansen, won first in the Basic Obedience (adults) event.

Under the direction of the days emcee Jim Newman, Hansen instructed Shooter demonstrate his ability to heal on a lead, stand for an exam, to sit and lie down.

Placing second in the category was Harley, while third place went to Becki.

Wendy Waite and Augie Doggie, a year-old basset hound and golden retriever mix, were the only entrants for Basic Obedience (children) category. The pair demonstrated the same skills used for the adult competition.

There was little debate from the judges for the final category of Pooch-Owner Look-alike contest winners Bob Arthur and Lexus, and 5-and-half-year-old English Bulldog.

Robinson and Becki placed second.

Fannys Best of Show prizes includeda T-shirt with her picture on it from Morys. Other winners were given ribbons. Dogs who placed first got gift certificates from For Pets Sake for 5 pounds of dog food or anything in the store of equal value up to $10, said owner Debbie Newman.

Georgia Poole-Alexander and Jan Henault registered pets for the show.