Dogs compete for trophies at annual 4-H show

August 09, 2011

On July 29, the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair was the site for the annual 4-H dog show.

Carolyn McGraw judged two categories, obedience, and fitting and showing categories. Lori Kobyashi judged the rally. Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, presented the winners with trophies that were donated by the shelter.

In the obedience category, the grand champion was Catie Sprankle with her dog, Tilly. The reserve  grand champion was Rachael Higdon and her dog, Skye.

In the showmanship category, the grand champion was Maddie Yocklin with her dog, Joey, and reserve grand champion was Syndey Pryor and her dog, Daisy.

The rally grand champion was Sprankle and dog, Tilly, and the rally reserve grand champion was Morgan Thompson with shelter alum, Trooper.

"It was obvious each team worked well together and they all did a very nice job," Miller said. "We are honored to be a part of this competition that illustrates the bond between people and their pets."

The rally reserve grand champion canine contestant, Trooper, was adopted into the Thompson family from the shelter in September 2009.

"It is always rewarding to see one of our adopted animals thriving, as Trooper is doing," Miller said.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information about animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.


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