Dog Day Afternoon

Pride of Pets 2011 Winners

Dupont Circle went to the dogs on Saturday, June 18, during the 18th Annual Pride of Pets Dog Show, benefiting Pets-DC, the 20-year organization helmed by Chip Wells that assists pet owners suffering from AIDS-related and other life-threatening illnesses. There was plenty of canine spectacle on display for both the assembled crowd and participants as the pups vied for honors such as “Best Tail Wagging,” “Least Obedient” and “Most Affectionate.”

This year’s event benefited from a relatively brief run time (just over two hours) and pleasant weather. It wasn’t sunny, exactly, but it wasn’t broiling as in years past. Various breeds of dogs – from Labradors to terriers to mutts of extremely mysterious origin – paraded around the cordoned-off ring, as judges JoAnn Kokindo of BHT, Dr. Katie Stembler and Nellie’s bartender Adam Giammarinaro awarded the trophies and ribbons in the 16 categories.

In all, you could say it was the perfect dog day afternoon.

Over 140 photos of the winners and participants in Metro Weekly’s Scene section

Winners: 18th Annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Best of Show: Sasha, handled by Tarcisio Buriti

First Runner-up: Tooshy Pride, handled by Skyler Heavans

Second Runner-up: Winnie, handled by Lauren Hengl

BEST TAIL WAGGING

1st: Tennyson, handled by Adrienne Tygenhof

2nd: Madden, handled by Sarah McKeown

3rd: Lamumba, handled by Latissia Mitchell

MOST AFFECTIONATE

1st: Zoe, handled by Laura Drummond

2nd: Linus, handled by John Carlin

3rd: Ritchie, handled by Lori Ward

BEST MIRROR IMAGE

1st: Roxy, handled by Ruth Reynoso

2nd: Nigel, handled by Kurt Jacobs

3rd: Cody, handled by Brad Mayer

MOST OBEDIENT

1st: Tooshy Pride, handled by Skyler Heavans

2nd: Lani, handled by Bernie Delia

3rd: Dallas, handled by Nidhi Thakav

MOST ORIGINAL COSTUME

1st: Sasha, handled by John Kuboff

2nd: Mottzy, handled by Michael Lindner

3rd: Swiss, handled by Michael Lindner

LEAST OBEDIENT

1st: Merlin, handled by Kelsey Ryan

2nd: Fozzie, handled by Lee-Anne Gabrelli

3rd: Teddy, handled by Christy Colyer

MOST MYSTERIOUS HERITAGE

1st: Norah, handled by Meg Hasenzahl

2nd: Daphne, handled by Malcolm Saldanha

3rd: Gypsy, handled by Dani Brink

TERRIFIC TRICKS

1st: Winnie, handled by Lauren Hengl

2nd: Mottzy, handled by Michael Linder

3rd: Hoshi, handled by Danielle Bujosa

BEST PUPPY

1st: Boo, handled by Marisa Mills

2nd: Jazzy, handled by Raymond Lee

3rd: Baxter, handled by Chip Benjamin

BEST SENIOR DOG

1st: Fuzzy Bear, handled by Pat Leitner

2nd: Zoom, handled by Alexandre Picard

3rd: Maya, handled by Helen Malone

BEST PAIRS

1st: Chelsi and Swan, handled by Christie Nightingale

2nd: Baxter and Crosby, handled by Chip Benjamin

3rd: Madison and Wilson, handled by Robert York

MOST GLAMOROUS

1st: Sasha, handled by Tarcisio Buriti

2nd: Jolie Etienne, handled by Gustavo Win

3rd: Pasha, handled by Michael Glikes

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

1st: Tooshy Pride, handled by Skyler Heavans

2nd: Swiss, handled by Michael Lindner

3rd: Madison, handled by Robert York

MOST ADORABLE – SMALL DOG DIVISION

1st: Ninja, handled by Carolina Mejia

2nd (tied): Hoshi, handled by Danielle Bujosa

2nd (tied): Celle, handled by David Ott

3rd: Lilly, handled by Marco

MOST ADORABLE – MEDIUM DOG DIVISION

1st (tied): Sammy, handled by Dale Sanders

1st (tied): Mocha, handled by Dale Sanders

2nd: Kloufie, handled by Jessica Blond

3rd: Rockie, handled by Suzanne Kloppek

Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.

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