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Great Dane takes the "Best of Show" award in Bellbrook

From puppies to mature dogs, every dog was cuter than the next.
From puppies to mature dogs, every dog was cuter than the next.
Photograph taken by Danielle Coots

Great Dane, Zeus takes the “Best of Show” during the kick-off event of the Sugar Maple Festival. This year’s dog show brought an impressive crowd but also an amazing display of Bellbrook cuties. The dog show included over 41 entries and more scoping out the competition.

Bellbrook dog show during the Sugar Maple Festival
Photograph taken by Danielle Coots

Judges Nick Falzerano, Steve and Mary Grech from Francis Kennels, Joan Gallagher and police chief, Doug Doherty had the honor of picking the winners and witnessing up close and personal the beauty of Bellbrook’s four legged residents. The event couldn’t have taken place without the organization and coordination of Bonnie Falzerano, Shelly Penewitt, Gary White, Katharine White, and Valerie White. Even Major Baird brought his Bull Mastiff to show support for the participants.

New this year, Pastor Darryl Fairfield of the Bellbrook United Methodist Church gave blessing for all the dogs in the show and stuck around to offer personal blessings to all who desired.

The night was clear, warm and perfect for enjoying a parade of dogs. From the cutest dog to the smallest and largest, Bellbrook had a mixture of all. To help organize the categories: cutest puppy, cutest dog, ugliest, smallest, largest, best costume, silly dog tricks and best of show were the 2014 Junior Attendants, Rachel Barnes, Samantha Briley, Carley Smith and Lauren Brown.

Some of the highlights of the show was a Beagle/Chihuahua mix recued puppy, “Patton” won first place for the cutest puppy, a Golden Doodle took first place in the cutest dog, “Zeus” the Great Dane took first place for the largest dog and “Buttercup” took first place for the best costume as he was dressed in 60’s style clothing, including John Lennon glasses, and first place silly dog tricks stole judge’s heart when jumping through the arms of his owner. All dogs where as cute as the other and all just as loveable as the next.

Bellbrook residents and spectators are looking forward to another great year of this popular event.