Today’s Best In Show Daily features a singular competitor in the sport of purebred dogs, as well as a young lady who’s only just begun to compete.
CH Altana’s Mystique, the record-setting German Shepherd Dog handled by Jimmy Moses, holds the all-time record as the top-winning dog of all breeds. Her lifetime achievements, awarded by breed specialists and all-arounders alike, put her in a class by herself.
Ellie Goiffon is a 12-year-old breeder of champion Australian Terriers who has already proven herself a contender in the ring. With the support of her family, this young lady presents her homebred dogs with the same level of commitment as a seasoned exhibitor. Like ‘Mystique,’ Ellie seems poised to set records of her own.
I suspect you’ll find inspiration in both ladies’ stories.
Editor in Chief
Best in Show Daily Visits With Eleanor “Ellie” Goiffonl
By Christi McDonald
It is our great pleasure to introduce Best In Show Daily readers to one of the many talented young people who are contributing to the sport of purebred dogs. Ellie Goiffon has been enjoying plenty of success with her home-bred Australian Terriers, and we’d like to share her story with you. READ MORE
The Top Best-In-Show-Winning Dog of All Breeds of All Time
CH Altana’s Mystique is, to our knowledge, far and away the top Best-in-Show-winning Herding dog, and indeed the top Best-in-Show-winning dog or bitch of all breeds, of all time. According to her handler, the infamous Jimmy Moses, she won 275 all-breed Best In Shows in her career, as well as 30 Specialty BIS and three German Shepherd Dog Club of America Select awards. Born in May 1987, Mystique was bred by Maureen Charlton and owned by Mrs. Jane Firestone. READ MORE
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