RAISE THE WOOF!
Is your pooch the most magnificent mongrel around? Does your best buddy have what it takes to lick the competition and become Bozeman’s Top Dog? We want proof. That’s right, the Top Dog Contest is back, and we want to see southwest Montana’s scrappiest studs and baddest bitches.
Here’s how it works: send us a photo and a short tribute explaining why you have the most impressive hound around, and we’ll feature the best entries in the next print issue.
Feel free to regale us with sordid tales of your worst flea-bag, too; we’ll add one Bottom Dog to the list.
Previous Top Dog Winner
Human: Gael Sosinsky
Tale: There are dogs and then there are DOGS! Kota is an exceptional animal. She is my friend, my love, and my protector. Kota is a Karelian Bear Dog; we brought her into our family when we moved to Montana in the hope that she would protect us from bears. We didn't know if she would in fact step up when confronted with a bear; we just hoped she would. One day, when my husband and son were sitting on our neighbors' porch, Kota proved herself. Sitting at my husband's feet, she barked and alerted him that something was amiss. He turned his head in time to see a full-grown bear charging at a dead run. He barely had time to stand up when Kota ran straight at the bear, now only a few feet away. The bear stopped, turned, and ran up a tree where Kota chased her. Kota saved my family that day. She has continued on a daily basis to keep the bears in check. I love my dog and owe her everything. she is the perfect dog and family member in every way.
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