Stillman Valley resident and her 3 dogs compete at Westminster dog show

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QUEENS, N.Y. — Jess Pearson, a Stillman Valley resident, and her three dogs traveled to the Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens, New York to compete in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

Shown by their professional handlers, all three dogs received awards amongst the top dogs in their breeds of over 50 golden retrievers, 30 Boston terriers and 20 pugs.

Pearson’s dogs include Stetson (Boston terrier), Abby (pug) and Gretchen (golden retriever). 

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is often referred to as the “Super Bowl of dog shows,” where the nation’s top dogs compete over several days in one location, and is the second longest run sporting event. 

For more information or to view the show, visit www.westminsterkennelclub.org. 

What’s next for these dogs? They will compete at other shows around the United States hoping to become top dogs within their breeds. Abby and Gretchen are currently the number one female pug and golden retriever, and Stetson is the number two Boston terrier.