Friends of Suffield Canine Contest Winners

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Photo by Maureen Unsprung

Jackson won Best in Show, showing up his dad who narrowly lost “Best in Show” at the Westminister Dog Show.

The Friends of Suffield held their 19th Annual Canine Contest on September 12, but this time we had to do it virtually. We wish to thank Suffield Veterinary Hospital and Creative Clips for their donations of prizes to make this event possible. We also want to thank all those who participated to make this event so much fun. Contestants sent in up to three photos to be entered in three of the possible 11 categories for their dog to compete in. All were eligible for Best in Show. Many worthy applications were received and the winners for the 2020 year are:

Best in Show: Jackson Ursprung, a Golden Retriever, whose father competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Best Costume: Molly Motherway, a Beagle  and Chloe Balsamo, a Shih Tzu.

Best Smile: Annie Vindigni, an Irish Jack Russell and Mystie Kindberg, a Pug.

Best Sit & Stay: Pip Grigely, a rescue mix, and Jackson Oberlander, a Pit Bull and Labrador mix,.

Biggest Dog: Kevin Rolandini, a black Labrador  and Desi LaTeano, a Golden Retriever Lab.

Most Photogenic: Maya DiPace, a Catahoula Leopard and Trooper Murphy, a Golden Retriever.

Maya, a Catahoula Leopard wins “Most Photogenic.”

Best Spot for a Nap: Cosmo Berrien, a Schnoodle and Chuck Sych, a Lhasa Apso.       

Cosmo wins “Best Spot for a Nap.”

Smallest Dog: Lucy and Reilly Killam, sibling long hair Chihuahuas.

Best Trick: Jackson Tobiasz, a Chihuahua Terrier  and Bernadette Guilmette, a Shih Tzu.

Best Kisser: Winnie Conway, a Corgi and Lexi Laitinen, a Pit Bull, truly love their owners!

Winnie and Clare Conway with “Best Kisser.”

With my Favorite Feline: Madison Moodie, a Toy Poodle and Remi Pare, a Beagle mix.

Remi and Tony win “Best Feline Friends.”

Best Owner/Dog Look-Alike: Sophia Lauren Guilmette, a Shih Tzu and her owner, Roger, and Thistle, a Shepherd and owner, Leslie Marx.

Want to see more photos of the winners? Some are posted in this edition of The Suffield Observer.  All photos can be found on our website:

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