Kipp takes top honors at Boca Grande Dog Show

April 3, 2015
By BBadmin7502

_DSC_9835EEIsland dogs were out in full force on Saturday, March 28, for the Boca Grande Woman’s Club Dog Show, which is held every other year. Almost 60 dogs participated in the event and kindly brought their owners along to enjoy the festivities.


The Boca Bowser Award (best in show) went to Kipp, a golden retriever owned by Michael Giobbe, and the Boca Geezer award went to Wiley, age 16+, a rescue Rottweiler/hound mix, owned by Denny and Melanie Sullivan.

Winners in other divisions included:

• Costume: Louie the Maltese, owned by Mrs. D Hamilton and family,

• Puppy: Sampson, a cavachon, owner Doug Hyde

• Tricks: Sky, a Bernese mountain dog, Nancy Lake

• Toy: Captiva, a Havanese, Dory Benson

• Working: Jenkins, a great Pyrenese, John Heldrich

• Miscellany: Addie, a Jack Russell terrier, owned by Libby Frazier

• Sporting A: Kipp, golden retriever, owned by Michael Giobbe

• Sporting B: Angel, an American cocker spaniel, owned by Linda Long

• Musical chairs: Bandit, a cocker spaniel owned by Cookie Potter

• Rescue A: Two winners. Bentley, a boxer/hound mix owned by Bette Lyons and Charlie, a Lab mix owned by Cassie Kernan

• Rescue B: Fifi, a poodle/Maltese mix owned by Bess Finch

The Dog Show is a highlight during spring break and is always eagerly anticipated by families with show dogs, as well as by families with visiting grandchildren.

“My family loved the rescue dog event and the cupcakes!” said Hebe Dowling Murphy, president of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club. “Everyone was impressed by our dapper Ringmaster, Julian Keevil, and the “Voice from Above,” John Shaw. The sound system was expertly managed by Alex Newberry so we could hear loud and clear. I am especially grateful to Boca Grande Woman’s Club members, Sally Allgyer and Ann White, who volunteered along with their able committee to give our community the best show ever.”

Chairs Sally Allgyer and Ann White were thrilled with the outcome of the dog show.

“Saturday was a beautiful day and our wonderful community came out in record numbers,” Sally said. “We had 54 fabulous dogs and we hope everyone had a great time!”

For more photos of the dog show, see the front page of the B section.