, 2014

Dog Gone Dog Show winners listed

The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck has announced the results of the 2012 Dog Gone Dog Show held Saturday at the Irvington Village Commons.

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Highlights from AWL's 12th annual Dog Gone Dog Show

At the Animal Welfare League's 12th annual Dog Gone Dog Show in Irvington on Saturday, there were almost as many dogs as people. Entry categories included "Puppy Love," "Best Beggar," "A mug only a mother could love," "Best Tail Wagging," "Mighty Mights" and "Biggest Lap Dog." With 164 entries, this year's show attracted a wide variety of big and small dogs, pure breeds and mutts—all were winners in their owner's eyes.

First-place ribbons were awarded as follows:

“Puppy Love,” Buzz Budzinski and Gunner; “Best Beggar,” Debra Whaley and Molly; “Biggest Lap Dog,” Deb Pyszka and Charlie; “Aged To Perfection,” Carol Biscontini and Little Girl; “A Mug Only a Mother Could Love,” Aaron George and Bo; “Mighty Mites,” Virginia DeMario and Toffee and Mary Wydysh and Sherman.

Also, “A Pooch Who Can Smooch,” Adam with Tilly, and Ashley with Samson; “Best Tail Waggin,” Jerry Hamm and Ryder and Brenda Burkholder and Vivi; “Prettiest Eyes,” Kathy Talley and Smoke and Amanda Bridgeford and Iris; “Clever K-9 Tricks,” Natalie Whay and Abbey; “All American,” 20 pounds and under, Kodi Savalina and Ashley; “All American,” 21 to 50 pounds, Susan Young and Cookie; “All American,” 51 pounds and over, Virginia Stoughton and Alli; and “Best Pet Costume,” Susan Whay and Hannah and Cindy Martin and Betty.

Show chairman Judy Harvell thanked the community for supporting the 12th annual show.

The league especially thanks the show founders, Adrian & Brenda Hooper, master of ceremony Bill Goss and his special assistant Diane Goss, and the Rappahannock Record, Harvell said.

The league also thanks the Town of Irvington and the Irvington Village Improvement Association for their cooperation and generosity, Harvell said.

The AWL also thanks Roxy Moubray of Kilmarnock Lettering Co., Joyce Page of Shirley Perkins Memorial Fund for Animals, WIGO, and BAY-FM and to all those that donated the great Silent Auction gifts, Harvell said.

A very special thanks to the Lancaster and Northumberland police officers and their demonstration with K-9 ‘Bruno.’ This was a very eye-opening demonstration and the audience was captivated.

The AWL thanks Cindy Moss of Savannah Joe’s Bar-B-Q for the barbecue and hot dogs at the Commons. Moss donated all proceeds to AWL, Harvell said, and she looks forward to her participation at next year’s show.

Harvell thanked the dog show sponsors and requests that supporters patronize their businesses. Copies of the show insert published in the Rappahannock Record are available at the thrift shop at 75 South Main Street in Kilmarnock.

Harvell thanks the event judges for doing an outstanding job. Theirs was not an easy task with so many wonderful dogs from which to choose, she said.

She also thanks the volunteers and friends for many hours devoted to putting the show together.

Proceeds from the show go toward spay and neuter programs and other needs of Northern Neck animals.

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