TARRYTOWN, NY. — This hound does something to horn. I have.
A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night. This shows that this breed won the world's most coveted Shaw Prize for dogs in the United States for the first time.
The trumpet rounded the finalist's ring with a calm and powerful stride, defeating the French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Maltese, English Setter, Samoyed, and Lakeland Terrier to win the trophy.
"I was shocked," said handler, co-breeder, and co-owner Heather Helmer. He is also accompanied by Heather Buehner. The competition is fierce, "Bloodhound can feel a bit vulnerable."
After making the history of the dog show, does the trumpet feel how special he is?
"I think he is," said a handler based in Berlin Center, Ohio.
After the victory, the trumpet patiently posed countless photos and eventually began to do what Bloodhound was best at. He examined some of the decorative flowers prepared for his photographs, but found nothing remarkable.
Winston, a French bulldog co-owned by NFL defensive lineman Morgan Fox, takes second place at the most prestigious dog show in the United States. I did.
"I'm very proud of him and the whole team," Fox then said in a text.
Just signed by the Los Angeles Chargers, Fox, who played for the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers, got Winston from his grandmother Sandy Fox. She has been breeding and showing French Bulldogs for years.
Morgan Fox says he grew up alone, saw Winston mature, and knew that the dog was a winner in both appearance and personality. He entered Westminster as the country's top-ranked dog.
"He enjoys being around," Fox said on the phone before the Winston Award. "He always walks around with the dog smiling as much as he can."
The seven finalists also included a striker. Samoid who played the final match last year. The German Shepherd, River, who won a big victory. MM Lakeland Terrier; English Setter Bell, and apparently a Maltese who was aiming for stardom: Her name is Hollywood.
Handler Laura King said the striker has recently appeared in several dog shows "to keep his head in the game" after taking the lead in last year's dog rankings. rice field.
The reason why the pure white Samoyed shines in the competition. "His heart," said King of Mylan, Illinois.
"His charisma manifests when he's showing," she said, when he doesn't complain aloud.
Alaskan Malamute shouted out loud — cheering while he was quiet in the ring. — Semi-final round soundtrack featuring Samoyed and other breeds classified as working dogs.
The contest was attended by more than 3,000 purebred dogs from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier. The goal is to crown the dog that best represents the ideal of the breed.
Usually held in winter at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but the coronavirus pandemic moved the show to the suburban Lindhurst Estate last year and this year.
Some dogs, such as the Golden Retriever, faced dozens of competitors just to win the breed and advance to the semi-finals. Others were among the few representatives of rare varieties.
Uma was the only chinook that appeared. The sled puller is an official dog in New Hampshire, but it is a rare dog nationwide.
"I want to see you a little longer" with a West Haven ring, said Patty Richards, a breeder, owner and handler for Uma in West Haven, Vermont. "If there are no people to show and breed, we are at risk of losing breed."
Even for those who didn't bring the ribbon, this event is a dog and everything they can do. It was an opportunity to introduce.
Brittany's Bonnie is the first showdog of owner handler Dr. Jessica Sierrawa, and their teamwork goes beyond the ring.
Bonnie will accompany Sierrawa to practice chiropractic in Syracuse, NY. There, "She really helped people's emotional stress," Sierrawa said.
She will also be certified as a show dog as a therapy dog.
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