BANGOR, Maine — Three dogs owned by Maine residents competing in the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show received mixed results at the two-day event.
Irish Wolfhound Kellykerry Zevia of Aerie, bred by Glenn Myer and owned by Josie Lee of Blue Hill and Myer, was awarded best of opposite sex to best of breed on Monday. That means the best of breed was male and Zevia was the best female among those judged in the best of breed competition.
The judge was Jocelyne Gagne, and Zevia was shown by Josie Lee. There were six competing for best of breed.
Parson Russell Terrier Beatrice, also known as Grand Champion Heart-Songs Be My Little Baby, Canine Good Citizen, bred by L. Geyer-Limitone, Randy Limitone and A. Woodard, did not make the final cut on Tuesday. Beatrice, owned by Elizabeth O’Roak of Orrington, R. Limitone and L. Geyer-Limitone, and shown by O’Roak, was one of 13 Parson Russell terriers in the ring under Judge Andrew Kramer.
Empire Saluki Club and Coastal Crescent Kennel Club also were represented at Westminster.
Saluki Champion Eden’s Attila the Hound, bred by Debra K. Bumbaugh and Jillaine Butler, was one of 14 Salukis shown Monday at Westminster. Attila, who lives in Bar Harbor and hikes in Acadia National Park with his humans, is owned by Bumbaugh, Butler and Celeste Johnson, who handled him in the show ring on Monday. He did not place under Judge Gayle Bontecou.
There are 19 dogs with Maine connections entered in the show. If you are a Maine resident who has shown or is showing at Westminster in 2015, please contact BDN Community Editor Julie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, hometown, your dog’s name, your home kennel club and placement if relevant. Photos welcome.