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Westminster Dog Show

February 13, 2011 by Post Team 

Westminster Dog Show, Hentschel, 17, and Darla, 5, will compete at the junior level for the fourth consecutive year. “Darla and I was ranked No. 1 junior Pomerania in the United States over the past three years,” said Hentschel. “It’s based on the number of other juniors that we have won in competitions throughout the year.”

(CP) – Eleven years Hanna Butcher headed to New York this month to show the world’s most prestigious dog, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which highlight the girl’s Montana schipperke five kilograms, Eva.

But the little black dog fox was never intended to be a champion of beauty.

“I’m Eva being a pet. We have not had a dog for 10 years before, Anne Boucher, Hanna’s mother, said.

But when her husband discovered how the cost of a dog, and 1000, he had other ideas.

“He said Eva necessary to have a lot of puppies, like a Pez candy giving,” said Anne.

Anne and her husband agreed puppies. Unfortunately, they had agreed to castrate dog breeder Eva when she was age appropriate. If the Butcher wanted to race, they would have to pay another 1000 and give the breeder a puppy from the first litter of Eva.

“It’s a complicated process, but we decided to go,” said Anne.

Another advantage to keep Eva uncastrated was the opportunity to make a show dog.

Eva Hanna wanted to show right away.

“I was nine when I started,” said Hanna.

And she knew Eva strong lines have been a great asset.

“Eva’s father was a champion and her mother was almost a champion,” she said.

Hanna and her mother first visited the junior dog shows staged across the United States, which are competitions for children between nine and 18 years. Hanna quickly began from first-place ribbons.

“Staging is not as Junior on the dog,” said Hanna. “This is how the child shows the dog.”

To be eligible to participate in Westminster, juniors have to win a number of first-place ribbons at fairs AKC license. For Hanna, who was 10-won first place?

“I had as much fun as I could and show my dog,” Hanna said of her winning technique. “My mother is also very favorable.”

“Showing dogs has been a great team effort for Hanna and me,” Anne said.

Anne did not expect her daughter to take top honors at Westminster, but she knows that the experience will be invaluable.

“It just shows dogs for a year and a half and she’s only 11 years,” said Anne.

And the family is excited to visit New York for the first time. Anne takes her mother along. Together, the three will go to the Statue of Liberty crown, visit the Empire State Building and maybe even squeeze in some shopping.

After the competition, Eva and Hanna will rest for a while.

“Eva has already passed as a champion,” said Anne.

The next step is breeding Eva this summer, although it will not be moneymaking venture, Anne insisted. “Schipperkes have only two or three puppies per litter.”

One of these puppies back to the breeder of Eva. The others will be sold before Eva even gives birth.

But if there is a champion in the bunch, the Butchers plan on keeping it and start the process of dog showing again.

“I want to show dogs for a long time. I’m not tired,” said Hanna.

While Eva may never be a typical housedog, loves Hanna.

“She is my best friend,” said Hanna.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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