Cobble Hill dog beats out all comers in prestigious show

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Mistytrails Double Stuf'D Oreo, better known to her friends as Reo
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In a dog's life there is no bigger stage.

But it only took Reo one shot to prove she belonged

For Emily Dorma's  five-year-old Havanese, holding her head high is simply a matter of good breeding. But she may be holding it a little higher this morning.

The Cobble Hill show dog was honoured as best in breed during the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York city — the most high-profile dog show in the world.

Reo, or Mistytrails Double Stuf'D Oreo, as she is more formally known, took top spot after a Monday afternoon showing where she wowed the judge at the Madison Square Garden event, broadcast on national TV.

Dorma, a 16-year-old Frances Kelsey student is a rising star in dog show circles. She qualified for Westminster last year and owns Reo along with her mom, Bev Dorma.

The News Leader Pictorial is attempting to track them down for an interview.

Billed as America's first and only champions only dog show, entry in the Westminster show is limited to 2,000 of the world's best show dogs.

First held in 1877, it is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby.

The Havanese is the National Dog of Cuba, described as beloved as a friendly, playful, alert and intelligent Toy dog with a mischievous expression.


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