The competition at the prestigious 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show came to an end last night with C.J., the German shorthaired pointer, fetching the coveted title of Best in Show.
But who is CJ the dog? In Otter News wanted to know more.
C.J. stands for California Journey. His favorite snack is chicken and carrots. He’s a regular house dog. He loves fetching balls and carrying anything in his mouth. C.J.’s owner and handler, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, owns six dogs- all of different breeds, including two rescue dogs. C.J. plays with them and he enjoys ripping around the property with them. C.J. also loves their cat, Tootsie, who wants nothing to do with him. Of course.
C.J. has only been showing for six months and he has already won 18 “Best in Show” titles. C.J.’s grandmother is Carlee, who was the 2005 Westminster “Best in Show.” Nunes-Atkinson, also owned Carlee. C.J. is the third German shorthaired pointer to become “Best in Show” at Westminster, but it wasn’t a walk in the park taking the title of top dog.
“He’s a beautiful example of a German shorthaired pointer, obviously,” Westminster Kennel Club spokesman Gail Miller Bisher said on “Good Morning America” today. “He has a stoicism about him. He’s calm, he’s alert, he’s a very show-dog.”