UNION — Dogs brought their owners to the Union County Carnegie Library Saturday for a morning of awards, refreshments and lots of fun.
In honor of national Be Kind to Animals Week, the Union County Humane Society sponsored its annual dog show on the library’s front lawn. After a brief promenade for judges, each contestant was awarded a blue ribbon and a certificate describing the pet’s best characteristic.
This year’s contest included 30 entrants and over 75 attendees. Deena Blackwell of the Union County Humane Society said she believes Mother’s Day weekend was a good time for the event because several people who were visiting from out of town attended Saturday’s dog show. Blackwell also said the weather was perfect for spending the morning out and about with a pet.
Show judges were Ben Loftis, Mike Stevens and Michael Rupp.
A trophy was awarded for “Best in Show” to Brandon Trammell for his dog T-Bone.
Other awards, dogs and owners are as follows:
- Smallest Dog — Lil Man — Hanna Bannister
- Dog with the Silkiest Coat — Winston — Aleigha Hornsby
- Spottiest Dog — Rocky — Miranda Bowser
- Shakiest Dog — Chucky — Judy Bowser
- Most Playful Dog — Roxie — Emia Bowser
- Dog with the Shortest Hair — Poppy — Toccoa Switzer
- Dog with the Shortest Tail — Lucky — Tammy Greer
- Dog That’s the Best Sniffer — Sue Sue — Emily and Mason Bennett
- Dog That’s the Best Combination Breed — Skeeter — Samantha Shetley
- Dog That’s Most Likely to be Confused with Another Dog — Coco —Judy Chapman
- Dog That’s Most Likely to be Confused with Another Dog — Coco —Judy Jenkins
- Youngest Dog — Chip — Madison Bramlett
- Most Curious Dog — Bella — Sarah Wilson
- Most Obedient Dog — Dixie — Justin Hall
- Dog with the Loudest Bark — Lily — Ruthie Dean
- Dog with the Best Perm — Buck — Garrett and Melle Ponder
- Sweetest Dog — Lily — Kathy Sinclair
- Dog with the Longest Hair — Wiggles — Gracie Messer
- Dog Most Likely to be Phantom of the Opera — Skeet Skeet — Tyler Trammell
- Dog with the Prettiest Color — T-Bone — Brandon Trammell
- Most Feminine Dog — Flora — Jaryn Cudd
- Most Timid Dog — Sofia — Kyle Hudson
- Best Dressed Dog — Bailey — Jaryn Cudd
- Dog with the Curliest Tail — Callie — Margaret Sheorn
- Dog Most Likely to Bribe a Judge — Easton — Hettie Millwood
- Dog Most Likely to be Left in the Snow — Bear — Hyatt Edens
- Most Gentle Dog — Jack — Hayley Edens
- Friendliest Dog — Jenna — Ken Edens
- Blackest Dog — Buster — Hannah Copeland
- Biggest Dog — Teddy — Sabrina Richardson