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Afghan Hound Wins America’s Top Dog Model Contest


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Shai, a 1 1/2 -year-old Afghan Hound from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has taken top honors in America’s Top Dog Model 2020 “Fairy Tails” Contest. Shai came into Terre Moshe’s life after her Afghan Hound, Adar, passed away. Shai is not only Moshe’s service dog, but a Canine Good Citizen.

“Best of all, she’s such a love and fills my life with so much happiness,” Moshe said.

America’s Top Dog Model, a pet lifestyle brand in Boca Raton, Fla., launched the contest early this year inviting dog owners to explore the world of “once upon a time” by submitting photos and stories.

The winning photo, taken by Kimberly Saxelby, portrays Shai as Big Red Riding Hood, a fairy tale created by Moshe. Her retelling of Little Red Riding Hood will be published in America’s Top Dog Model Book of Fairy Tails, coming out later in 2020, according to officials.

Eleven dog finalists will also appear in the book, including Griffin, AvaGrace, Delilah, Willow, Betsey, Mocha, Haven Camille, Royal, Jewels, Aria and Charlie.

In addition, Shai’s prizes include, her winning photo on America’s Top Dog Model website cover page; six-month model management and career coaching; original watercolor of the winning photo by Connie Benwitt Art; miniature replica of her by Lucy Francis; designer fairy tail-style hat from Hayleys Hats; custom necklace from YaYa’s Pet Bling; scarf from Ruffina.nyc; six-month subscription to PetPIX Academy; America’s Top Dog Model signature accessories; and autographed copy of How to Become a Top Dog Model.

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