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2022 favorite farm dog winners

Slideshow: Prairie Farmer has tallied the votes for this year’s Favorite Farm Dog Contest. Meet the top three farm dogs in Illinois and six honorable mentions!

This spring, Prairie Farmer editors gathered nominations for the Favorite Farm Dog Contest as readers sent in their best photos and short descriptions to enter their canine companions. Online and editorial votes have been tabulated, and the winners have been selected for this year’s contest.

Drumroll, please, for the 2022 winners and honorable mentions:

First Place. Bahia, a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog from Ashton, Ill.

Second Place. Miley, a 14-year-old Australian cattle dog from Salem, Ill.

Third Place. Bindi Sue, a 4-year-old Australian shepherd from Marietta, Ill.

Overcomer Award. Jake, an 8-year-old golden retriever from Nebo, Ill.

Best Bloodlines. Thelma, a 3-year-old border collie from Oregon, Ill.

Showstopper. Gideon, a 6-year-old Australian shepherd from Geneseo, Ill.

Best Ag Ambassador. Hank, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador from Normal, Ill.

Biggest Heart. Diesel, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador from Auburn, Ill.

Best Buds. Mack and Petey, 7-year-old and 2-year-old golden retrievers from Warren, Ill.

Check out the slideshow to learn more about this year’s winners and the infographic below.

Prairie Farmer favorite farm dog infographic 

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