Mufasa, a Bernese Mountain Dog owned by Kristen and Robin Greenwood of Bel Air, Maryland who won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2014, is as an ambassador to his breed, purebred dogs and the American Kennel Club. This Bernese Mountain Dog greets visitors to his owners’ dog wash business (where he has a regular fan club) and his presence alone helps the local community to learn about AKC and responsible breeders.
As a well-trained, excellent example of his breed, Mufasa helps to open the lines of communication about responsible breeders, and how these breeders are great ways to add a healthy and happy dog to the family. While some may have negative impressions of the dog show world and the life of an AKC show dog, Mufasa shows them that most “show dogs” are first and foremost well-loved family companions.
Earning Honorable Mention in the Exemplary Companion Dog Category:
Kiki – Belgian Malinois – Morgantown, IN
Max – Chihuahua – Renton, WA
Lucy Lou – Golden Retriever – Raleigh, NC
Mr. Gibbs – All-American – Newark, DE
Cooper – Coton du Tulear – Austin, TX
This concludes our series on the ACE Honorees. All five dogs will receive their awards, consisting of $1,000 to be awarded to a pet-related charity of their choice, a one year pet insurance policy from Pet Partners, Inc. and an engraved sterling silver medallion, at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Florida this weekend.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!