DOG GONE Canine Contest Winners

Meet Wookiee, the wirehaired pointing griffon, and the other winners of our DOG GONE Canine Contest

The Ultimate Winner

Wookiee, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

For the last fourteen years, Greenville residents Reid and Sandy Pannill have had a strong love for wirehaired pointing griffons. When their late pup, Gracie, was twelve, they brought Wookiee into their home. Their four-year-old companion is named after the beloved Star Wars character Chewbacca, a Wookiee whom they thought she favored. “People always smile when you say her name,” says Reid. “That’s why we were drawn to it.”

Reid and Sandy originally sought out the breed when they were living on Fripp Island, as wirehaired pointing griffons are celebrated hunting dogs, adept in the field and in water. While Wookiee hasn’t yet taken advantage of the couple’s new pool, she is a fun-loving pup always in the mood to play ball or with any toy she can find. “She considers herself a big-time hunter, and she thinks the world is going to be taken over by chipmunks. Squirrels are kind of her mortal enemy too,” the Pannills laugh.

Not to be confused with a labradoodle, these furry friends were bred in the Netherlands back in the late 1800s and are a mix of a Portuguese water dog and a German longhaired pointer. Wookiee is Reid and Sandy’s only child, and they couldn’t be more proud of her TOWN debut.

Reader’s Choice Winners

Bandit, Jack Russell Mix

Fostered by Noelle Daily


Captain, St. Bernard, shepherd, boxer, lab, husky and hound mix.

Owned by Sara Middleton


Scout, German Shorthaired Pointer

Owned by Colleen Tredosio



Cali, Labrador

Owned by Alice Wannamaker


Penny, Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix

Owned by Becky Thomason


Croc, Yorkipoo

Owned by Nick D’Onofrio


Beauregard, Bloodhound

Owned by Seth McDonald


Chip, Pug

Owned by Madison Garrett


Cletus, English Bull Dog

Owned by Allyson and Dan Sapko


Champ, Pitt Mix

Owned by Destiny Cruz


Fred, German Shepherd & Retriever Mix

Owned by Sarah Echter


Harper, Vizsla

Stephen & Ann Huffaker


Jesse & Chipper, Terrier Mix & Prairie Dog

Owned by Michele Brin


Mabel, Catahoula & Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix

Owned by Alison Osborne


Penny, Cockapoo

Owned by Ashley Crocker


Moxley Mae, Golden Retriever

Owned by Elizabeth Perry

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