En­tries down slightly

Dog Shows still at­tract­ing sup­port from com­mu­nity

The Compass - - ORTHTE - BY BILL BOW­MAN

Some 75 dog own­ers brought about 86 dogs to the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace over the Labour Day Week­end to take part in four sep­a­rate dog shows Satur­day, Sept. 3 and Sun­day, Sept. 4.

Fay An­drews of Har­bour Grace is pres­i­dent of the Con­cep­tion Bay Ken­nel Club, which is now into its 52nd year of host­ing the shows at the sta­dium.

An­drews said en­tries were down slightly this year, “ but all shows went very well, and there was a lot of sup­port from the com­mu­nity.”

The de­cline in en­tries didn’t sur­prise the or­ga­nizer, who noted en­tries in dog shows are down across the coun­try. Con­sid­er­ing the en­try fees, rental fees, travel and ho­tel costs, An­drews said, “it’s a very ex­pen­sive sport.”

She es­ti­mated the shows at­tracted about 500 vis­i­tors to the sta­dium over the two-day event.

While the numbers of peo­ple were about the same as last year, she noted there were not as many dogs.

Own­ers brought their dogs from around New­found­land and Labrador as well as Nova Sco­tia, New Brunswick and On­tario to com­pete be­fore judges from On­tario and Saskatchewan.

Show re­sults

The fol­low­ing are the com­plete re­sults of the dog shows:

•A male New­found­land Dog named Cham­pion Fogo Isle Here Comes The Son, owned by Char­lene Walsh and Kathy Han­son of The Goulds, was named Best in Show (No. 171).

•A male Labrador Re­triever, Cham­pion Mad­about’s Xtra Large De­caf, owned by Janic Kivi­maki and Henri Morin of West Porters Lake, Nova Sco­tia won Best in Show (No. 172).

•A male New­found­land Dog, Cham­pion Home­port Ebbtide, was named Best in Show (No. 173). The dog owner is Devon Nut­beem. A former res­i­dent of Har­bour Grace cur­rently liv­ing in New Brunswick, Devon is the daugh­ter of Robert and Me­gan Nut­beem of Har­bour Grace.

•A male New­found­land Dog, Cham­pion Fogo Isle Here Comes the Son, owned by Char­lene Walsh and Kathy Han­son, The Goulds, won Best in Show (No. 174).

• A male West High­land White Ter­rier, Wow Dash­wood of Sur­prize Westie, owned by Faye An­drews, Har­bour Grace, won Best Puppy in Show (No. 171).

•A fe­male Shih Tzu, Win­ter­holme’s Lana Kila Maleah, owned by Sonya Barnes, Goulds was Best Puppy in Show (No. 172).

• A male Golden Re­triever, Am­ber­croft Beam­meup 2 Gowrielea, owned by Liz Rus­sell, Scar­bor­ough, On­tario was Best Puppy in Show (No 173).

•A fe­male Shih Tzu, Win­ter­holme’s Lana Kila Maleah, owned by Sonya Barnes, The Goulds, was Best Puppy in Show (No 174).

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