Who was named ‘Top Dog’ at the Elks fourth annual dog show?

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By John Hernandez

The Fourth Annual Elks Dog Show was held on Saturday and was a fun time for all of the participants.

There were many raffle prizes given away that were donated by local merchants. Prizes provided by local merchants included gift certificates from Oracle Inn, Romo’s Mexican Restaurant, La Casita San Manuel, San Manuel Barber Shop, Mel’s, Jazz It Up Hair Salon, and Patio Café just to name a few. Tom Miller thanked the merchants for their donations and urged the crowd to support our local businesses.

People were able to purchase some delicious bratwurst and sauerkraut on a bun and hamburgers and fries.

Dog trainer Jay Smith gave a demonstration of rattlesnake avoidance training to the audience. He got their attention after pulling out two live rattlesnakes from a metal can carrier. The third snake he pulled out happened to be a realistic looking rubber snake which he tossed into the audience.

The winners of the many dog categories are listed below. Judges for the events were Laura Rice from Northwest Pet Clinic, John Stanford S.M. Elks Lodge, and Aaron Woods from the Haywire Band.

Parade – Laura and Peaches

Dog with the Funniest Looking Owner – Cindy and Precious

Dog with the Largest Paw – Brenda and Oliver

Dog with the Smallest Paw – Ted and Ed

Softest Coat – Ted and Ed

Most Vocal Dog – Victor and Coco

Best high Five – Jessi and Feebee

Fastest Dog – Kim and Copper

Best Dancer – Hannah and Sammie

Highest Jumper – Deb and Brandy

Best Dog Trick – Val and Dottie

Dog That Sits the Longest – Jessi and Feebee

Best Costume – Liz Starrett and Rocky

Best Retriever – Kim and Copper

Hairiest Dog – Jessi and Feebee

Dog with the Best Smile – Tegan and Blue

Dog with the Worst Breath – Tegan and Blue

Dog with the Longest Tail – Tegan and Blue

Dog with the Shortest Tail – Laura and Peaches

Fastest Hot Dog Eating Dog – Brenda and Oliver

Dog That Look the Most Like Sammy Pyritz – Karri and Max

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