Bestminster makes its dog show debut |

Bestminster makes its dog show debut

Bestminster Dog Show
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27
Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club, 8770 Jeremy Rd.
$5 for adult admission (Children ages 10 and younger are free
Contest entry: $20 per dog for unlimited categories

The Bestminster Dog Show is a pet fair that is open to dogs of all sizes, shapes and kinds and their owners.

The event, put on by The Park Record and Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the country club, 8770 Jeremy Road.

“It’s the area’s first and best dog show that will welcome members of the public, even if they don’t bring a dog,” said Julie Bernhard, the event organizer. “It’s going to be super fun for families, couples and individuals.”

Admission to the show is $5 for adults, with or without a dog. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free.

It’s the area’s first and best dog show that will welcome members of the public, even if they don’t bring a dog…” Julie Bernhard, Bestminster Dog Show organizer

The event will also feature an array of light-hearted contests (see accompanying box for categories).

“Owners can pay $20 per dog to enter one or all of the categories,” Bernhard said.

Bestminster Dog Show Categories

Small Dog Contest for dogs under 16 inches tall will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Best Costume
• Best Kid Handler (under 12)
• Best Paw Shaker
• Loveliest Lady
• Most Awesome Eyes
• Most Handsome Boy
• Waggiest Tail

Large Dog Contest for dogs larger than 16 inches tall will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Best Bark
• Best Owner/Dog Lookalikes
• Best Sitter
• Gorgeous Gal
• Most Fabulous Fella
• Scruffiest Dog

All dogs entered in the categories need to be accompanied by one adult handler.

Dog owners and dog show attendees must register in advance, according to Bernhard.

“They will all be put on a list at the door,” she said. “Dog owners are not required to enter their dogs in the contests. They can just come enjoy the day.”

To register, contact Bernhard at 435-640-5119 or email

The top three winners of each category will get a collector’s rosette, which is a fancy ribbon, and dogs and their owners will get their photos and names in The Park Record newspaper and on

Bestminster Dog Show booths

• Barking Cat
• Big Shot
• Collie’s Sports Bar and Grill
• Critter Buddies Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
• Dog Tech
• Fetch
• Healthy Pets Summit County
• Hugo Coffee
• Idahounds
• Mark Miller Subaru
• The Notch Pub
• Nuzzles & Co.
• PawFood
• Utah Pet Education
• White Pine Veterinary Clinic

Judges will include volunteers and employees from Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, Dog Tech, Healthy Pets, Nuzzles and Co. and White Pine Veterinary Clinic, Bernhard said.

“We’ll also have Mark Miller Subaru’s mascot Suba Blue be a judge,” she said.

The contest announcer will be Park City-based comedian and actor John Spung.

Live music will be performed by local rock, blues and funk band, Sundog Sky, Bernhard said.

In addition to the contests, the Bestminster Dog Show will feature booths and kiosks. (see accompanying list for booth participants)

“The booths will offer information from an array of topics including pet education, nutrition and adoption,” Bernhard said. “Some of the booths will sell treats and food, as well as dog-owner equipment including collars, tags and other accessories. Some will give out treats.”

Big Shot, a pet photography will be on hand for some pet photography, while Hugo Coffee will sell bags of coffee to benefit Nuzzles & Co., a locally based pet rescue nonprofit, she said. Mark Miller Subaru will provide prizes during the event.

To ensure the safety of Bestminster Dog Show attendees, all dogs must be on leashes, have a current license and be up to date on immunizations.

Also, owners are required to bring their own clean-up bags and water.

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