February 16, 2011 by USA Post
Scottish Deerhound, (AFP) – A massive search Scottish Deerhound beat the race favored by President Barack Obama and a crowd pleasing C**ker Spaniel get their hands on the top dog honors in New York at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Hickory, with the characteristic of her race slender legs, loping trot goatee, gray coat and wolf, was the best surprise winner, see end of canine beauty contest two days in Manhattan.
She beat six other finalists that included a Portuguese water dog – the breed chosen by Obama as his pet of the White House – a soft and a black Pekingese C**ker popular with the public arena of Madison Square Garden Spaniel.
“It’s just the feeling of a life,” said manager Angela Lloyd after the victory of her dog. She said the dog show aficionados’ dream of that day all their lives together and we’re here. ”
A total of 2,626 four-legged beauties, representing 179 breeds, have chased the elusive Best Show title. It was the first time a Scottish deerhound won the annual competition, which began in 1877.
A greyhound Scottish Warrenton, Va., won the honors great Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.
Judge Paolo Dondin awarded Best in Show in the female, Fox cliffe Hickory Wind, who won the group competition Monday night dog in front of six other finalists – a Beijing, a Chinese Shar-pei, a bearded collie, a black ccker spaniel, a Portuguese wa ter dog and a fox terrier smooth. The dog was third last year. Her manager, Angela Lloyd, said the second year in competition makes all the difference.
This dog is not used for cities and places of this size, “she said. It is used to hunt squirrels and deer all day on a large farm.
However, Westminster is more than the winners. There are many other fascinating stories here. Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum is a good example. Corman, her first appearance at Westminster and Gordon setter with its red and white Irish setter, adds dog to its list of impressive titles.
The doctor of the Army has won numerous medals including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star during her military career of 31 years. Now, in addition to working full time at the Pentagon, itself wants to train her thoroughbred and purebred dogs, including international competition with the dogs in shows and field trials
He was 20 years and three days ago, “during the Gulf War, she said, the helicopter in which she was on a mission of search and rescue was shot down behind enemy lines. She was a prisoner of war for eight days.
How this kind of environment to prepare for Westminster?
“Westminster is like nothing else I’ve ever done,” she said, laughing. “I love my dogs and I’m really proud of them. That’s how you get to see them.”
She loves her dogs so much, she said, she bought Amber, the Gordon setter, back after having sold her several years ago and regret it. She missed certain qualities in dogs. “I wanted a dog that was strong, loyal, loving and courageous,” she said
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