Dogs howl for 9th annual dog show

by Sophie Evan on February 15, 2013

The Bethel Council on the Arts has a lot of activities going on today and through out the weekend. One of the major events is the annual Bethel Dog Show which happens this Sunday.

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Reyne Athanas is the Cultural Center coordinator and is helping coordinate the dog show again this year:

cut 1 “ this Sunday the 17th is the 9th annual Bethel dog show, and it all started as a little event with people who love dogs and just kept developing it, and we all like the Westminster dog show we thought Bethel ought to have one.” :18Athanas went on the say that there will be two main categories in the dog show, the breed category and the non-breed category: or what’s called the Delta Mix. Any mutt or unknown breed can enter into the Delta Mix category. The breed category includes sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, herding, and non-sporting.

Athanas says the best of show canine will be selected in addition to the various breed categories.
Cut 2 “then we have a fun section and that’s for the best tail wager, the best vocal performance, the most adorable, best costume, best trick, and the most obedient.” :12

Trophies and ribbons will be awarded. Athanas says the event has grown over the years and draws between to 60 and 70 dogs and attracts about 200-spectators.

Cut 3 “ lots of volunteers come and help with the judging and registering and it’s just a fun time.” :06

The 9th annual dog show is this Sunday at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m.

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