Joe Forbish, a professional photographer, took dozens of photos from the 2014 Eastmoreland Dog Show. You can browse the available photos and purchase some here.
The winner of the 2014 Eastmoreland Reed College Dog Show, held September 20, is a puppy born January 1, a seven-pound Teacup Poodle/Maltese mix named “Oreo”.
Miss Oreo had earlier been one of three finalists chosen from the “Best Mutt” category which proved the most popular one in the Dog Show. Her proud handler is 12-year-old Michael Hinchliffe (assisted by his seven-year-old sister Amalia) who reside with their parents Todd and Rene on SE 30th Avenue in Eastmoreland. “Oreo” is the family’s first pet!
The Hinchliff’s entered the Dog Show at the last minute and were regretting they hadn’t had time to brush “Oreo” or buy her a fancy new lead before she strutted her stuff. And they added that when they saw the other dogs they were competing with…..
….especially “Victoria” the huge black Great Dane, and a Weimaraner they noticed…..
they figured little “Oreo” wouldn’t stand a chance. But the three judges rated her number one on personality and awarded her the big marble-based trophy and a $50 gift certificate from Natural Pet Food Solutions.
Handler Michael is a math/science whiz at Winterhaven, and assistant handler Amalia (who named the dog) is a Duniway student. “Oreo” beat out nearly a hundred dogs to claim her Best in Show title.
Photos by David Ashton, The Bee