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Bud Meyers of K-9 Search and Rescue presented at the 6th Annual dog show. 1 / 4
Cutest small dog went to Mel owned by Jordyn Hoff.2 / 4
Most unusual breed went to Kelly Norton for her dog Tea’.3 / 4
Shooter was named best dressed small dog, owned by Heather Wang.4 / 4

If one phrase could be used to describe the 6th Annual West Fargo Park District sponsored dog show held Aug. 13 at Elmwood Park it would be "a great time was had by all," according to West Fargo Park District Recreation Specialist Kim Wangler overseeing the activity.

"Everybody likes this show because it is a fun recreational event kids and entire families can participate in," Wangler stated. "The weather cooperated Tuesday night and it was a beautiful evening. The kids enjoyed talking about their dogs and learning more about other breeds. Everyone also enjoyed the door prizes and the freebies for their pets."

In addition to the judging event, approximately a dozen pet-related vendors were on hand to promote their products and interact with those attending sharing educational tips, talking about volunteer opportunities and answering questions.

New to this year's program and a big hit was a presentation by Bud Meyers of K9 Search and Rescue.

Wangler said the Park District staff is grateful to everyone who played a part in making the Dog Show the success that it was. "Without the support of the vendors, the event would not be the same,"Wangler said. "These partners are truly appreciated."

All in all, the dog show lived up to everyone's expectations including Park District staff. "We all love this event," Wangler stated. "It is great to see all the puppies, large and small. Kids and owners are proud to show off their dogs, especially in the best dressed, best trick and owner dog look-alike categories."

Winners in respective categories included:

Small Dog: Best Trick: Mater-Katelyn Tveito; Best Dressed: Shooter-Heather Wang; Most Unusual Breed:Tea'-Kelly Norton; Best Groomed:Rudie-Makenna Olson; Cutest:Mel-Jordyn Hoff; and Owner/Dog Look-alike: Lola-Grace Stanke.

Large Dog: Best Trick:Max-Jessica Jarmin; Best Dressed: Riley-Olivia Hettinger; Most Unusual Breed:Spence-Shaylee and Ashley Warren; Best Groomed: Graham-Alisha Hauge; Cutest: Lilah-Ali Hermanson; and Owner/Dog Look-alike:Rouger-Jennifer Reichenberger.

Cutest Puppy: Willow-Megan Shepler and Marlayna-Kaity Funk.

Best of Show: Mater-Katelyn Tveito.