Hey dog lovers! A 5-year-old Scottish Deerhound named Hickory was named Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show 2011. What’s a Scottish Deerhound, you ask?
Read on for more info and a pic!
Best in Show
Hickory is the first Scottish Deerhound to ever win the coveted first prize at the country’s biggest dog show. One of Hickory’s owners, Cecilia Dove of West Virginia, said Hickory deserves to eat “all the ice cream she wants!”
The dog’s handler, Angela Lloyd, said Hickory rose to the challenge,
She showed like she never showed before…I think Hickory could feel my lead that I was excited and went with it.
Judge Paolo Dondina spoke with reporters,
I think she was beautiful. This one feels perfect – very well balanced and beautiful. She did a marvelous job.
What’s a Scottish Deerhound look like?
From Wikipedia, “the Scottish Deerhound resembles a rough-coated Greyhound. It is however, larger in size and bone. Height of males from 30 to 32 inches or more, weight 85 to 110 pounds…It is one of the tallest sighthounds, with a harsh 3-4 inch long coat and mane, somewhat softer beard and mustache, and softer hair on breast and belly. The harsh, wiry coat in modern dogs is only seen in self-coloured various shades of gray (blue-gray is preferred).”
In case you’re not familiar with all things dog, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the most highly regarded dog show in the nation and is like the Olympics of dog shows. Over 2,500 dogs compete for Best in Show each year. Also, the event and is second-oldest continuous sporting event in the United States–the Kentucky Derby beats it by a year.
So what do you think of the Scottish Deerhound?
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