Following two nights of challenging competition, GCh. Ch. Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, a German Shepherd Dog known as “Rumor,” has been awarded with the coveted Best in Show title at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 14. The decision was made by Thomas H. Bradley III, a lifetime participant in the dog sport.
“The German Shepherd Dog standard talks about quality and nobility. Sometimes unrecognizable, but when you recognize it, it hits you home, and that’s what it really is. She is just magnificent,” Bradley said of Best in Show winner, Rumor. Rumor also won Best in Show at the AKC National Championship in 2015.
Other events featured as a part of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year included AKC Meet the Breeds, Masters Agility Championship Finals, Masters Obedience Championship Finals, and Junior Showmanship Finals.
The Reserve Best in Show and Group Winners:
Reserve Best in Show: GCh. Ch. Vermilion’s Sea Breeze, an Irish Setter known as “Adrian,” owned by Sandra Nordstrom, Bruce and Mary Foote.
After winning Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Best in Show:
Sporting: GCh. Ch. Vermilion’s Sea Breeze, an Irish Setter known as “Adrian,” owned by Sandra Nordstrom, Bruce and Mary Foote.
Hound: GCh. Ch. Vin-Melca’s Daggarwood Delight, a Norwegian Elkhound known as “Duffy,” owned by Patrica V Trotter.
Working: GCh. Ch. Mephisto’s Speak Of The Devil, a Boxer known as “Devlin,” owned by Mrs. Jack Billhardt and Sergio Tenenbaum.
Terrier: GCHS Ch. Taliesin Twice As Nice, a Norwich Terrier known as “Tanner,” owned by Lisa and John Sons and Joan Eckert.
Toy: GCHB Ch. Pequest Pickwick, a Pekingese known as “Chuckie,” owned by David Fitzpatrick.
Non-Sporting: GCHB Ch. Danfour Avalon As If, a Miniature Poodle known as “Aftin,” owned by Daniel Chavez, James Moses and Janet Moses.
Herding: GCh. Ch. Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, a German Shepherd Dog known as “Rumor,” owned by Deborah Stern, Pamela Buckles, Patti Dukeman, Pam McElheney and Kent Boyles.
Congratulations to all of these incredible canines, their owners, and their handlers!