Westminster Triumph is Second Jewel of “Dogdom’s Triple Crown
The American Kennel Club®, a non-profit organization whose rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year including the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is pleased to congratulate Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, a 4-year-old Scottish Terrier who goes by the name “Sadie.” Owned by Amelia Musser, handled by Gabriel Rangel and bred by Mary L. O’Neil and Anstamm Kennel, Sadie is one of only a handful of dogs that have won the two major American dog shows, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (2009) and Westminster Kennel Club (2010). Will a win at Crufts – the world’s largest dog show held in Birmingham, England – and completion of Dogdom’s Triple Crown be next?
The first and only dog to ever win Dogdom’s Triple Crown was Kerry Blue Terrier Ch. Torum’s Scarf Michael, better known as “Mick.” He won Best in Show at Crufts in 2000, captured the top spot at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2002 and beat out all competition at Westminster in 2003.
Last year, Sadie won Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Group in the Terrier Group at Crufts, falling just short of achieving the ultimate Best in Show title and earning a first jewel in “Dogdom’s Triple Crown.”
“We wish her the best of luck if she decides to follow in Mick’s footsteps and go for Dogdom’s Triple Crown at Crufts this year,” said AKC Chairman Ron Menaker. “Like the horse racing version of the Triple Crown, this is an extremely difficult feat that only the best dogs could ever hope to achieve.”
Crufts regularly welcomes more than 21,000 dogs into its rings each year. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship serves as the only all breed qualifying show in America for entry into Crufts. The Kennel Club (England) has designated the winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex or recipients of an Award of Merit at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship as qualified to enter their show.