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MEDINA COUNTY FAIR: 4-H trainers show off their dogs

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Keegan Linden of Medina is crowned dog prince Monday night at the Medina County Fair. LUKE WILMOT PHOTO


Dogs strutted their stuff Monday night in the Show Arena at the Medina County Fair.

The evening began with the rally show, where all the 4-H trainers demonstrated the tricks they had worked on with their dogs. Then they did a set of obedience routines.

Throughout the night, trainers and dogs were graded on performance, sportsmanship and appearance, and an academic test the trainers took on dog’s bone structure and grooming techniques.

The Medina County Kennel Club crowned two trainers dog king and queen — Kaleb Weimer of Seville and Joy Kindall of Westfield Township — and dog princess and prince — Emily Holmes of Wadsworth and Keegan Linden of Medina.

The night came to an end with an awards ceremony and a music routine. Awards included most improved and most persistent, and during the music portion, dogs did tricks in sequence to a “Harry Potter” song.

Overall, 26 trainers and 29 dogs competed.

These trainers ranged from having been in the program for just months to being in it for years.

The youngest trainer, Joel Pfeiffer, 9, of Seville, was paired with his 9-month old black Labradoodle, Sirius. Sirius and Joel took home the award for Most Improved Team.

Luke Wilmot, a freshman at Brunswick High School, is one of more than 50 student “backpack journalists” (grades 6-12) in the award-winning BEAT Video Program. The program is sponsored by Scene75 (, RPM, Plum Creek Assisted Living Community, Baskets Galore, Danbury Senior Living, Brunswick Eagles 3505, 100+ Women Who Care Medina, and the Brunswick Rotary Club. Go to to learn more about the program, or visit to view videos produced by the students.

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