With her happy little head tilt and welcome home smile, Kona bounded through a panel of judges, two rounds of reader voting and an array of adorable competitors to win the title of Little Rock Soirée’s Cutest Dog 2022.

Now get to know the lake-loving, tongue-dangling Golden Shepherd who came out as top dog.

All About Kona

Full name: Kona Grace Davis

Breed: Golden Shepherd (Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix)

Approximate age: 1 year

Owners: Sidney Kesterson and Matthew Davis

Personality: Sweet, cuddly and goofy

Sidney & Matthew's favorite thing about Kona: "That she's protective and loving."

How Kona came home: "We found a sweet family in Fort Smith, Arkansas, who had the puppies, and we wanted to get a sibling for our other dog, Bella."

Kona’s Favorites

Treat: "Pig ears and duck feet."

Place to explore: "Any island on Lake Ouachita."

Toy: "Her toy pig."

Activity: "Zoomies with her sister, Bella."

Local biz: "Painted Tree Marketplace."

Guilty pleasure: "Sleeping in the humans' bed instead of her own."

Follow Kona's adventures on Instagram: @bella.kona____