Pets, owners test their abilities
at Kincardine Fair Fun Dog Show

By Liz Dadson


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Todd (L), Becky, 13, and Val Soehner of Elmira, cottagers at Bruce Beach, brought their dog, "Bella," a Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier cross, to the Kincardine Fall Fair Fun Dog Show, but only as a spectator, just to see what the event was all about

Debbie Panza (R) of Bradford, and her sons, Lucas (L), 6, and Joshua, 9, try to get their dog, "Oreo," to do some paw-print artwork on the paper, but the dog is having nothing to do with it; the family was camping at Fisherman's Cove on the long weekend

Travis Jackson (L) of London, and Sam Lobb of Toronto, who were staying at Aintree Trailer Park, give directions for pets and their owners for the agility course at the Fun Dog Show Friday night in Connaught Park

It was hard to tell whether the pet owners or their animals were being tested the most in the many challenges at the Fun Dog Show, part of the Kincardine Fall Fair, Friday night in Connaught Park.

About 20 dogs participated in the event which involves competing in agility, rally course, conformation, paw-print artwork, sit-and-stay, and tricks. There was also the costume parade with the theme, "Keeping it Country."

That was won by Terri Morris of Kincardine and her dog, "Rudy," who was sporting a "Country Chia Pet" costume.

Organizer Barbara Long Kersey of Aintree Trailer Park has announced this is her final dog show at the fair. She has enjoyed setting up the event but says it's time for other volunteers to take over.

The dog show is sponsored by Country Depot and Queen Street Vet, along with many door prize donations.

Marg Burkhart of Lucknow with her German Shepherd "Star"

Terri Morris of Kincardine shakes a paw with her costume-parade-winning dog, "Rudy"

Sam Lobb of Toronto, who is staying at Aintree Trailer Park, shows the dogs and owners how it's done by running through the agility course

Gail (L) and Barry Boehmer of Waterloo, who have a trailer at Aintree Trailer Park, try to convince their Golden Retriever, "Sky," to make some artistic paw prints

Vicki Salinger of Southfield, Michigan, cottaging in Kincardine, has her dog, "Darwin," sit and stay

Kate Kincaid of Kincardine holds her four-month-old Golden Retriever, "Bentley," who is a handful

Jennifer Sinclair of Kincardine with her dog, 'Shamus," a Golden-Doodle

Karen (L) and Larry Whittle of Kincardine get ready to compete at the Fun Dog Show with their dog, "Misty"

Holly Johnson, 10 of London, cottaging at Inverhuron, with her Golden Retriever, "Daisy"

Carissa Gelata of Cambridge, staying at Aintree Trailer Park, with "Gabby," a cross between Burmese Mountain Dog and Border Collie, cooling off in the pool

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