A petit basset griffon Vendéen named Buddy Holly received finest in present at this 12 months’s Westminster Kenel Membership canine present on Tuesday, a primary for his breed.
The 6-year-old bested six different finalists, together with Rummie the Pekingese, Winston the French bulldog, Ribbon the Australian shepherd, Cider the English setter, Monty the enormous schnauzer and Bother the American Staffordshire terrier.
“I by no means thought a PBGV would do that,” handler and co-owner Janice Hayes mentioned, referring to the acronym for the canine breed. “Buddy Holly is the epitome of a present canine.”
PBGVs belong to the hound group. They’re from the French area of Vendée, identified for his or her rabbit-hunting skills and “a cheerful demeanor and sturdy structure,” the American Kennel Membership says.
They usually get alongside effectively with different canines and babies, in accordance with the AKC.
To be a finalist for finest in present, a participant has to first be the highest canine in its breed, after which win its group, similar to hounds or terriers.