Contestants with their owners at the AWF Dog Show.
CUL DE SAC–It was a treat of tricks for spectators at Animal Welfare Foundation’s Halloween-themed Dog Show held in Emilio Wilson Historical and Cultural Park on Sunday.
Dogs in costume paraded before judges with Spartacus, a French bulldog, taking scary honours dressed as a horned demon. Best in Show was a medium-size mix named Maho.
In the small island dog group, Freckles, a bulldog mix, took first place followed by Piglet, another bulldog mix; Pepe, a Jack Russell mix; and the chihuahua Lola.
Spartacus also placed first in the small breed dog category. Coming in second and third were chihuahuas Valentino and Bonnie. In fourth place was Star, a shih tzu.
In the medium dogs category, Kerry, a German shorthair, took first place. Jack, a border collie, came in second, followed by Lady, a coconut retriever, and Georgia, a Chinook.
The ever-popular “Obstacle Course” was completed, coincidentally, in a winning time of 43 seconds by both medium and small dog winners.
“There were no large dogs participating this year,” said AWF publicity director Heather Caputo. “We’re hoping to attract at least one class next year, as the afternoon is a great outing for owners as well as their dogs.”
Maho, a medium-sized mix, captured the “Best in Show” ribbon. Dog Show contestant and pet parent.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82174-awf-halloween-dog-show-deemed-howling-success