Top Dogs Take Honors at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- A SharPei shown by Josie Hill of Mitchellville was named Best in Show during the Dog Show judged Sunday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Bridget Holcomb of Winterset won Best Junior Handler honors with her German Shorthair Pointer.

In the Obedience competition, a Mix Breed shown by Koryn Bakken of Decorah claimed the Highest Scoring Junior Handler, and the Sheltie shown by Alisha Ford of Grinnell was the Highest Scoring Dog.


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit