THE ANTIGUA DOG SHOW RESULTSTuesday 26th February 2013
The Fourth Annual Antigua Dog Show, sponsored by Pedigree, local distributors Hutchinson Antigua Ltd, took place this past Sunday Feb 24th at the St. Paul’s Rectory Grounds and as usual hundreds of Antiguans trooped in to show off their dogs.
Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes entered the various classes. The winners included Dan Devin of Falmouth who was Best in Show for the third consecutive year, second, Monty owned by Jacob Peabody and Scruffy a Golden Retriever owned by Kirsty Knoblauch came third. Monique Francis topped herself and won Best Fancy Dress for the second consecutive year. Dodas, an American Bulldog owned by St. Clair Harrigan, won the large breed category and also received the Judges Award along with Monty the Maltese. Yasmin, a Rottweiler owned by Roberto Falangola won first prize in the puppy category. Crowd pleasers included the two great Danes, Charm of Abbott and her sibling owned by Mr. Abbott and the winner of the Cutest Dog, Neva the Chihuahua owned by Vieri Cornelius. All winners went home with wonderful Pedigree prizes.
The island’s leading vets Dr. Robbins and Dr. Fiona Francis acted as judges in the show and provided the crowd with a lot of information and entertainment. Antigua Dog Show Judge Shonny handled the more technical classes.
Antigua Dog Show Founder, Janie Easton was thrilled with the turnout for the show. She was very happy with the new venue and she thanked Father Reid Samuel of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church for it. She also extended thanks to volunteers, attendees, sponsors and contributors for their support. Special thanks went to Antigua Distillery, Horizons, Bryden’s Cuvee, Digicel, Tony Armstrong’s and Kennedy’s.
Bernadette David, Sales and Marketing Manager of Hutchinson’s said “We are proud to be a part of this event, even though the show is over for this year, we are planning to continue with the Antigua Dog Show school program educating our children on caring for our pets and animals.
All proceeds from the event go to PAAWS Animal Shelter in Parham to help them continue their work of rescuing and homing abused and abandoned dogs and cats.
Antigua Dog Show spokesperson Joy Farrell said, “The show will continue to be a platform for the advocacy of better treatment for Antigua’s domestic animals. Right now we have a petition that calls for the abuse laws to be enforced and we are awaiting an audience with Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.”
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