SC dogs fail to advance at Westminster

February 10, 2014 

This is Sir Galahad, a long coat Chihuahua owned by Columbia resident Lori Lessley. Sir Galahad will be competing in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

PROVIDED BY LORI LESSLEY

A Chinese Shar-Pei nicknamed Josie, who hails from Greenville, won best in breed in the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday.

That gave Josie’s owners, Loretta Ander, Karel Nijholt and Esmae Minne, the chance to compete in the non-sporting group competition Monday evening.

Josie did not win the non-sporting group, losing to a standard poodle.

Josie’s formal name is GCH Jade East Do You Know The Way to San Jose.

Layla and Sir Galahad, a couple of long coat Chihuahuas with local connections, failed to advance in their first appearances Monday at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Sandi Murdock of Gilbert has been breeding Chihuahuas since 1999 and showing them since 2007, but Layla is her first entry in the Westminster show, considered the Super Bowl of dog shows. Sir Galahad is owned by Lori Lessley of Columbia.

A bulldog formally named Low Rider Gimme Back My Bullets, whose owner is in North Charleston, got an award of merit in the breed competition held Monday.

A long-haired dachshund nicknamed Tipper also competed Monday in Westminster, but failed to advance.

The finals of the dog show will be televised 8-11 p.m. Tuesday on USA Network.

From Staff Reports

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