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Banner the Beagle named All American Dog 2011

Banner the beagle and his owner, Beverly Miller, took first place (Cornelius PARC photo)

More than 600 people turned out with their four-legged friends for the 11th annual All American Dog Show at Bailey Road Park Saturday. Eighty dogs competed in different categories, including “cutest senior,” “best dressed” and “most ear-resistible ears.”

The event attracted dogs of ALL sizes and shapes (Cornelius PARC photo)

Hosted by the Cornelius PARC Department and sponsored by the North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital and MI-Connection, the event offered fun for all ages – and breeds – and also raised money for animal rescue.

Author Elisabeth Davis sold signed copies of her book, Harley the Throwaway Puppy, and donated the proceeds to the Cornelius Animal Shelter. Also, the Lake Norman Teen Council raised funds for the shelter at a face painting booth.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS:

ALL AMERICAN DOG
1st: Banner the Beagle, owner Beverly Miller
2nd: Chocolate the Labrador Retriever, owner Ashley Harrison

3rd: Bitsy “Betsy” Biscuit the Toy Poodle, owner Tessa Wright

BEST DRESSED
1st: Tucker the Dachshund mix, owner Michelle Hall
2nd: Fam Pei the English Bulldog, owner Sheila Weaver
3rd: Samson the American Eskimo, owner Lori Jurecka

CUTEST SENIOR
1st: Moose the Bassett Hound, owner Brandon Burdette

2nd: MacGiver the Miniature Greyhound, owner Jitka Stahala

3rd: Aly the Boykin Spaniel, owner Barbara Mayer

A best-dressed contender. (Cornelius PARC photo)


BEST COAT
1st: Samson the American Eskimo, owner Lori Jurecka

2nd: Max the Golden Retriever, owner Marianne Metzger
3rd: Sadie the Collie, owner Emily Lambert

CUTEST PUPPY
1st: Aladin the Mutt, owner Jessica Figard 

2nd: Reesie the Chihuahua, owner Jan Fortune

3rd: Wolfgang the Maltese, owner Isabella Alexander

BEST SPOTS

1st: Oakley the Catahoula Leopard/Aussie Mix, owners Audra & JR Markley
2nd: Frankie the Standard Poodle, owner Trina Tarleton
3rd: Tuck the King Charles/Cocker Spaniel, owner Yvonne Gill

MOST EAR-RESISTABLE EARS

1st: Mary Kate the Cavelier King Charles Spaniel, owners Don & Tricia Massey
2nd: Murphy the Golden Doodle, owner Marsy Mechling
3rd: Evan the Puggle, owners Kal & Lily Parker

BEST “PUPPY DOG” EYES
1st: Finney the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, owner Diane Galaezzo

2nd: Griffin the Airedale, owner Steve Moody
3rd: Bailey the Beagle, owner Hallie Arko

BEST TRICK
1st: Scrappy the Rat Terrier, owner Mike Smith
2nd: Brinkley the Border Collie, owner Bryan Fletcher
3rd: Beau the English Springer Spaniel, owner Maura Post

BEST KISSER
1st: Isabella Ruffles the French Bulldog, owner Amy Hallman
2nd: Diesel the Golden Retriever, owner Cathy McGee

3rd: Samson the American Eskimo, owner Lori Jurecka

MOST UNIQUE TAIL
1st: Daisy Mae the Corgi/Basenji Mix, owner Sheila Chandler
2nd: Brixx the Chihuahua Mix, owner Cindy LeBedr
3rd: Sadie the Collie, owner Emily Lambert

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