Dogs and handlers strut their stuff at Huntington County 4-H Dog Show

4-H’er Kirsten Walker (left) holds her Labrador retriever, Sadie, as judge Stacie Heiman, of Rochester, goes over her dog’s conformation in the senior showmanship class of the 4-H Dog Show held Saturday, July 7, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Walker and Sadie placed first in the class.
4-H’er Kirsten Walker (left) holds her Labrador retriever, Sadie, as judge Stacie Heiman, of Rochester, goes over her dog’s conformation in the senior showmanship class of the 4-H Dog Show held Saturday, July 7, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Walker and Sadie placed first in the class. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dogs and their 4-H handlers strutted their stuff for a crowd of parents, onlookers and judges on Saturday, July 7, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building in one of the first events of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Three top dogs took honors in the show. Adalyn Cutting was the champion in the junior class; Carter Zezula was the champion in the intermediate class; and Sarah Landers was named champion in the senior class.

Champion and reserve champion honors were presented in each class, with placings following, starting with first place.

Complete results of the competitions are:

Obedience
Class 1A – Lucas Alwine, champion, blue; Adalyn Cutting, reserve champion, blue; Sarah Crist, first, blue; Kaylee Davis, second, blue; Kyler Nondorf, third, blue; Gwyneth Penrod, fourth, blue; Lawrence Grove, fifth, blue; and Brayden Clabaugh, sixth, blue.

Class 1B – Danita Clark, champion, blue; Kirsten Walker, reserve champion, blue; Elise Neher, first, blue; Carter Zezula, second, blue; Michael Kline, third, blue; Gracie Grossman, fourth, blue; Rachel Landers, fifth, blue; and Hannah Grove, sixth, blue.

Class 2A – Landon Zezula, champion, blue; Kylee Nevius, reserve champion, blue; Nathaniel Alwine, first, blue; and Gracie Grossman, second, blue.

Class 2B – Lucas Thomas, champion, blue; Sarah Landers, reserve champion, blue; and Rachel Landers, first, blue.

Class 3A – Rebecca Landers, champion, blue.

Veterans – Savannah Brown, champion, blue.

Showmanship
Junior (grades 3-5) – Kylee Nevius, champion; Adalyn Cutting, reserve champion; Gwyneth Penrod, first; Brayden Clabaugh, second; and Kaylee Davis, third.

Intermediate (grades 6-8) – Gracie Grossman, champion; and Lucas Thomas, reserve champion.

Senior (grades 9-12) – Sarah Landers, champion; Rebecca Landers, reserve champion; Kirsten Walker, first; and Danita Clark, second.

Agility
Beginning A – Michael Kline, champion, blue; and Elise Neher, green.

Beginning B – Kylee Nevius, green; Kirsten Walker, green; Nathaniel Alwine, green; Rachel Landers, green; and Gracie Grossman, green.

Intermediate A – Rebecca Landers, champion, blue; and Lucas Thomas, green.

Excellence – Savannah Brown, green.

Costume
Kylee Nevius, champion, blue; Brayden Clabaugh, green; and Kaylee Davis, green.