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Mason and Dixon Kennel Club announces match winners

More than 115 dogs were entered in annual event Feb. 23 at Washington County Ag Center

More than 115 dogs were entered in annual event Feb. 23 at Washington County Ag Center

February 29, 2008

The Mason and Dixon Kennel Club has announced the winners of the annual AKC-sanctioned conformation all breed match held Feb. 23 at the Washington County Ag Center.

The winner of best adult in match was Irish Setter Vine Yards Erinmhor Cava, owned by Jane Towell of Silver Spring, Md. The winner of best puppy in match was Great Dane Delta, owned by Stephanie Gallups of Virginia.

The best junior handler was Taylor Baird of Williamsport, who handled an English Setter.

"Despite the predicted bad weather, we had a very nice turnout," said Victor Guilmino, president of the MDKC. "It was a very impressive showing of dogs with a wide variety of breeds of wonderful quality."

More than 115 dogs were entered in the match.

Prizes were donated by Keely Neubauer Pet Portraiture (best in match prize); Di Parma Spinoni (best puppy in match prize); along with Briarpatch Pet Salon in Hagerstown; Kushinda Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Chambersburg Pa.; CoolWhipp Kennels, Barbara Feight, Chambersburg Pa.; The Grooming Room, Frederick, Md.; West Frederick Veterinary Hospital, Frederick, Md.; Sharps Rabbitry Suhan, Sharpsburg; River City Farm and Pet Supply, Williamsport; Bast Furniture, Boonsboro; The Feed Bin, Boonsboro; Ingall's, Middletown, Md.; Southern States Frederick Cooperative Inc., Frederick, Md.; For Pete's Sake, Middletown, Md.; Gayheart Corgis, Derry Krause, Mercersburg, Pa.; Frog Hollow Bouviers, Midge Tressler, Mercersburg, Pa.; Weis Market, Boonsboro; and Fenwick Farm, Williamsport.

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The kennel club's next conformation event will be Sunday, April 13, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. The local club will host the Blue and Grey Cluster.

Kennel clubs from Harrisburg, Lebanon and Chambersburg will also host shows at the Farm Show Arena from April 10 to 13. The event is open to the public.

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