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Stakes are high as dogs compete for best in show

Rebecca WhiteMay 27, 2019

Arlie Adam, a self-described dog show junkie from Portland, watched her 20-month-old pointer, Lusty, from across the room. Adam has shown dogs for decades, but due to back issues, now lets a professional handler lead her dog across the ring.

Adam said Lusty’s breed is the symbol of the Westminster Dog Show, the second-oldest sporting event in the United States. While Lusty glided around the ring, held perfectly still while the judges inspected her and obediently followed her handler, she didn’t make it to the top seven.

Adam however, still pets and praises her dog when she returned from the ring.

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