2014 Dog of the Year Winners
Ten dogs went “paw to paw” in competition Saturday, June 7th at the Curwood Dog of the Year competition in hopes of earning the coveted “Curwood Dog of the Year” for 2014.
The following handlers and their pets participated in the event sponsored by “Pet Supplies Plus” here in Owosso: Selena Alvarado with her Beagle, Barker ; Rachel VonDoloski with her two dogs – Liberty, a Border Collie and Lady, an English Springer Spaniel; Barb Stewart with her Cocker Spaniel , Jeffrey; Kristie Taphouse with her Shiba Inu, Snickers; Jiff Griffet with Raven her flat coated retriever; Sophia Wellman with her mix, Princess; Savanah McVay with her Maltipoo – Daisy; Everett McVay with his Maltipoo – Aurora and Onaleigh McVay with her Multipoo – Aurora.
Results of the Competition are as follows:
1st in the Obedience Competition – Rachel VonDoloski with Lady
1st in the Dog Owner Look –A-Like – Kristie Taphouse with Snickers
1st in the Best Trick – Jill Griffet with Raven
1st in the Treat Toss – Barb Stewart with Jeffrey
1st in the Obstacle Course – Onaleigh McVay with Aurora
1st in the Hula Hoop Dash – Sophia Wellman with Princess
Awarded by “Choice of the Crowd” - Curwood Dog of the Year was won by Kristie Taphouse and Snickers.
The Curwood Festival is a 501c.4 organization dedicated ”to celebrating the life of author/conservationist, James Oliver Curwood, by organizing, promoting, and conducting family events using the efforts and resources of volunteers, businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental units to enhance the economic and community image of Curwood Country.” For further information, please contact the Curwood office at 989-723-2161.