Local Trainers to Show Dogs at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Local Trainers to Show Dogs at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Handler Leslie Holm says the biggest reward isn't a ribbon or title - it's her connection with her dog, Riley Nico (NEE'-koh), a mixed breed. Jefe was part of a litter of starving puppies rescued under a house where they had been for over 4 weeks, handler Liza Buckner said. "Really good competition", he added, saying he was "pretty nervous". The top dog will be named after two nights of competition in seven groups: herding, hound, working, sporting, non-sporting, toy and terrier. An English springer spaniel named Mia and a Pomeranian named Kenzi elicited laughs when they paused at the top of a ramp to check out the crowd, reports the wire service.

Rose the Brittany and her owner/handler Donna Howe of Manchester will be in the Westminster Best of Breed competition for the first time. "We're normally just normal people... that love our dogs and go out on the weekend and show [them]". A record 29 were mixed-breeds.

Maverick the Brittany, owned by Peggy Aguiar of Bedford, is competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the third time.

Owner Steve Garcia got Chester as a pet, with no thought of dog sports until he saw how much the Doberman seemed to enjoy a basic obedience class.

A dog seeks to lick the competition
View Slideshow A dog seeks to lick the competition. TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP Getty Images

Agility winners so far have all been purebred, and the sport definitely has its breeds-to-beat. The canines that are more into moving than grooming competed in Saturday's Masters Agility Championship in New York City.

But contestants like Valur the Saluki came from breeds seldom seen at agility trials and made it to the finals.

That led to agility, scent work and a therapy-dog certification. Spec the longhaired dachshund - or "the Weavin' Weiner", as owner Carole Krivanich calls him - has short legs and an extended torso. She spent 19 years as a lighting technician and electrician on tours by acts ranging from Beyonce to Bon Jovi.

Westminster Kennel Club will donate $10,000 in Fame's name to an American Kennel Club dog club of Ajoux's choice.


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