Posted on September 13, 2017

It was a great day for the Breitenbach Dog Show held on Saturday. All of the proceeds went to the Police K9 Association of Canton. The Canton K9 unit was there doing demonstrations with one of the canine officers for the crowd.

Winning in the “Owner/Dog Look Alike” category was Holly and Kayne Toukonen from Uniontown with their poodles Fergie and Cola. “Prettiest female” went to Lucy, an Alaskan Malamute. Her owner is Carla Shreve of Bolivar. Natalie Jones of Newcomerstown won “smallest dog” with her chihuahua, Sinderella. Michelle Osugi from Paris won “largest dog” category with her mastiff, Tonka. Charlie, a 4 month old golden retriever won for “most handsome male.” His owner is Alicia Robertson from New Phila. Megan Brannon from Stonecreek won for “best costume” and “best trick” with her dog Cali, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Prizes were donated by Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Valley View Animal Hospital, Towne and Country Vet Clinic, Oakshadows Kennel and Grooming, Doggie Do's Grooming, Sugarcreek Vet Clinic and Petz Place.

The Police K-9 Association was established in 1985, shortly after the start of the K-9 Unit. The Police K-9 Association was created to help get the equipment, training needed to be a successful K-9 team. There are costs in starting and maintaining a successful K-9 program. City and county financial expenses often cut out needed equipment, to maintain policing in other areas. That is where the Police K-9 Association assists these agencies. We help offset the cost in training, equipment, and medical needs of both active, and retired K-9's.

The Police K-9 Association assists K-9 handlers from about 20 police and sheriff departments. We continue to grow, as the need for K-9's continues to increase; so does our responsibility to support these new K-9 teams.