Canines compete at annual Saline County Fair Dog Show

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Grace Ulbrichís Schnoodle (on right) receives Grand Champion in the Advanced Obedience class at the annual Saline County Fair Dog Show Monday, July 9. Coming in right behind Ulbrichís dog, was Taylor Gotmerís Blue heeler, who was named Reserve Grand Champion.
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Dogs of all shapes and sizes were at Saline County Fairground Monday morning, July 9, to compete in the annual Saline County Fair Dog Show.

A Texas heeler, led by Taylor Gotmer, receives Grand Champion in the Beginnerís Obedience category Monday, July 9, during the Saline County Fair Dog Show. Gotmer also led a blue heeler, who received Reserve Grand Champion in the Advanced Obedience class, and placed first for Best Trick.
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Audience members watched intently as three dogs competed in the Beginnerís Obedience class, with each dog heeling in a figure 8 on-lead, standing for examination on-lead, recalling on-lead, a long sit of one minute off-lead, and a long down of three minutes off-lead. Taylor Gotmer showed her Texas heeler, who was named Grand Champion. Andi Goodenís Goldendoodle was announced as Reserve Grand Champion, and a Doberman pinscher, led by Ashlyn Igo, placed third and received a blue ribbon.

During the Advanced Obedience category, each dog was required to heel in a figure 8, stand for examination, recall, long sit of one minute, and long down of three minutes, all while being off-lead.

Grace Ulbrich showed her Schnoodle, who was named Grand Champion, and a blue heeler, led by Gotmer, was announced as Reserve Grand Champion.

The show also featured both a Beginning and an Advanced Dog Showmanship category. Showmanship is a set of skills and etiquette used by handlers of dogs in a dog competition.

Ashlyn Igo and her Doberman pinscher receive a blue ribbon Monday, July 9, during the Saline County Fair Dog Show. Igoís dog placed third in the beginnerís obedience class, received Reserve Grand Champion in beginning showmanship, placed second in the Biggest Dog category, and received first place in the Best Dressed category.
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Igoís Doberman pinscher was named Reserve Grand Champion in the beginning showmanship class, and Goodenís Goldendoodle won Grand Champion.

In the advanced showmanship class, exhibitors are judged on their ability to present their dogs in the ring and stack dogs for examination. Ulbrichís Schnoodle was named Grand Champion.

In the final classes, Goodenís Goldendoodle received first place in the Biggest Dog category, and second in Best Trick; Igoís Doberman pinscher won second place for Biggest Dog and first place in the Best Dressed category; Ublrichís Schnoodle won first in the Smallest Dog category; and Gotmerís blue heeler received first place for Best Trick.

Andi Gooden led her Goldendoodle in the Saline County Dog Show Monday, July 9. The Goldendoodle received Reserve Grand Champion in the Beginnerís Obedience class, first place in the Biggest Dog category, and second place for Best Trick.
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