She’s just the second dog in the “herding” category in Westminster history to become champion. Sometimes unrecognizable. When you recognize it, it hits you home, and that’s what it really is.
New Jersey claimed 188 entrants in the traditional Westminster breed show, where the largest group of dogs – 260 – hailed from NY.
Last year, Rumor also earned the Best of Breed and Best of Group titles, but fell short in the final ring. Almost 2,800 dogs, which included 202 breeds and varieties, were in the competition. Dogs are judged on characteristics specific to their breeds.
Does the beagle’s snout do justice to the hound breed’s zealous sniff instincts? Seeing a pet go from the couch to this top prize, heck, that’s a dog world Hail Mary.
Mia made a decision to go at her own pace, eagerly jumping over the obstacles – but only when she wanted to.
When asked what Rumor’s plans are, Boyles said, “She’s going to be relaxing for a while, and finding an appropriate husband”. “She was barking and carrying on”. “There will be puppies in the future”.
The 4-year-old dog won “Best of Breed” Tuesday morning, meaning he will move on to the group competition, which is televised on Fox Sports.
“It feels like old times”, said the 81-year-old Trotter.
After 50 years with Westminster, it’s Bradley’s turn to take his.
“Yes for science!” she exclaimed. She’s just showed beautifully.
“Makes me teary-eyed, ” said her mom, Kari, of Delta, Pennsylvania. Alas, Kalhant did not advance.
“I’m so proud of her, she did a great job, ” Kari said.