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Tarrytown, NY (AP / CBS13) — The road to this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has gone through a pandemic and major changes in date and location. Roads have also turned out to be dangerous for Bill McFadden in San Joaquin County, one of the country’s most famous dog owners.
McFadden, who led the two winners of Westminster, was hit and injured while driving a dog-filled van across the country at the show, said his wife and fellow star handler Taffe. McFadden said on Saturday. She said he had been hospitalized for some time after the Wyoming crash on Tuesday and is now recovering at home in the town of Acampo. He will be out of the show trial for a while.
Despite the shock and anxiety, “I’m really happy to be here. I wish my husband was with me,” said Taffe McFadden when she and her husband and wife’s assistant prepared for the dog’s allegations. Said to. “This is a very coveted dog show and it’s great that they work hard to make this happen.”
The Westminster show moved from New York City to suburban real estate and could be held outdoors from February to June as a pandemic precaution. The organizers also did not open the show to the public. Judging began on Saturday for the best show award to be awarded on Sunday night.
Four of the seven finalists will be elected on Saturday night. Semi-finalists include Havanese Bono, who played in the finals last year and is in charge of Taffe McFadden.
McFaddens is one of the sports power couples. Bill McFadden worked on a Bichon Frize named Flynn to show off his best show in Westminster in 2018 and took Mick Kerry Blue Terrier to the title in 2003. His wife said he was the first Westminster he missed and was always checking in on Saturdays. In a year.
She said the truck crashed into a van in Bill McFadden while the truck was parked in the road construction area of Laramie, Wyoming. A message was left to local law enforcement agencies on Saturday about the crash.
According to his wife, the ten dogs on board were not injured, but a veterinarian chiropractor worked with him on Saturday in case of pain.
This year is the first time a 145-year-old show has taken place outside Manhattan. Part of the contest usually takes place in the exhibition building on the Hudson River pier, and the rest in Madison Square Garden.
Many owners and owners say they and their dogs enjoy the fresh air and breathing rooms of the vast Lindhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. Still, the outdoor setup had some challenges, including lack of power and water for grooming.
Some participants brought it in by themselves. For example, the McFadden team was set up in a parking lot with five generators, a six-gallon jug, a tent, and a small fenced pen for dogs to spend their time outdoors.
Others had to be a little more catch as catch can. Janet Atkins and Charles Nammy bathe and blow dry Bearded Collie Moe at a local pet store on Friday, then brush and others with plastic canopy sheets on a table outside the minivan on Saturday. I made the final finishing touches.
Atkins of Winter Park, Florida, said:
After flying from Toronto on Friday night, Irina Folk bathes and dries Yorkshire Terrier Tim Tim and Kenzo until 2 am Saturday, then wakes up three hours later to go to the show to repair top knots and silk. I tried to keep the state like. A fresh flowing coat on a humid morning on the Lindhurst lawn.
“I had grass on my brushes, coats and dresses,” she said with a smile.
Four varieties, including Belgian Lekenoa, made their Westminster debut this weekend. “Congratulations, you made history today,” Judge Sharon Ann Redmer told half a dozen Lekenoa and his human partner. Herding dogs are generally known to be diligent and driven, but saffron is also “the happiest dog on the planet,” says handler Trina Mattson of Silver Springs, Florida.
The French Bulldog Jack Jack may not have made history. But being in Westminster is a “bucket list item” for owner Kami Harris. She never imagined attending a dog show until she kept her dog as a pet, and his breeder suggested showing him.
“Since the COVID hit, I’ve realized how much I loved it and missed it,” says Harris in Oregon City, Oregon. “The friendships you make, and the people you meet-that’s the community.”
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