Local to compete at Westminster dog show


A Stillman Valley resident will be competing at the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show in New York City on Tuesday, June 21.

Jess Pearson's Boston Terrier, GCHS Jessper’s Wild Horses, also known as "Stetson" will be among more than 3,000 dogs competing in the events of Westminster Week, which includes the iconic all-breed dog show, its Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship.

Stetson, exhibited by professional handlers Dan Buchwald and Lisa Blondina, is a national competitor, with awards such as Best in Show, multiple Reserve Best in Show, National Specialty Best in Specialty winner, Silver Grand Champion and the #2 Boston Terrier in America. He has traveled around the country, from Florida to Arizona to Colorado. He is also co-owned by Nancy Shaw, another Boston Terrier breeder from Nevada.

Breed competition in Westminster’s world-famous dog show will be held during the day, and evening finals (Groups and Best in Show) will be held at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. The evening groups will be televised live on FS1, FS2, and Fox.

For the full Westminster Week schedule, please see www.westminsterkennelclub.org.

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