UPDATE, 8:02 p.m. | A wire fox terrier named Sky won “best in show” at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Ally, a white standard poodle handled by Tim Brazier of Woodinville, won the second-place title, called “reserve best in show.”
This was Ally’s last dog show, and co-breeder Debra Ferguson Jones, of Renton, said no matter what happened at the end, she felt fantastic about Ally’s dog-show career. And, she added, Ally will finally get her show fur cut.
ORIGINAL POST | Two dogs with Seattle-area ties competed for “best in show” at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York after winning top honors in their respective groups.
Ally, (GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore), a white standard poodle owned by a New York couple, handled by Tim Brazier of Woodinville and co-bred by Debra Ferguson Jones, of Renton, won the nonsporting group Monday. Ferguson Jones said she was excited about the win and felt confident in Ally’s chances.
“She’s so feminine and she’s so elegant,” Ferguson Jones said from New York. “You know when you look at her that she is a female.”
An Irish water spaniel named Riley (GCH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire), won the sporting group today. Riley is owned by Tom and Bethany Urban and Gregory M. Siner of Issaquah.
The two will compete against five other group winners tonight at the dog show, held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.