Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Rumor has it!!

"GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn".
Best in Show 2017
Rumor in her winning pose with her handler Kent Boyles

The winner of  the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was awarded to "GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn".

Breed: German Shepherd Dogs
Sex:  Bitch
Date of Birth:   11/15/11
Breeder: Pamela McElheney & Kent Boyles

Exactly two weeks ago today, on Valentine's day, Rumor the German Shepherd paraded around the ring at this years 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, stole the hearts of the judges and emerged as the Best in Show for 2017.

She won the title beating out more than 2800 other dogs in the show at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, February 14. 
It was the second time in the history of the show that a German Shepherd had won the coveted top prize.
The last time the breed  had won was back in 1987.

Rumor is five years old and this was her final contest.  She will now retire and concentrate on starting a family.
As her handler and co-owner Kent Boyles aptly put it, she is now destined to be matched with "an appropriate husband".
Owned by Deborah Stern, Pamela Buckles, Patti Dukeman, Pam McElheney and Kent Boyles of Ohio, Rumor was favoured to win the prestigious title last year, but then CJ the German Shorthaired Pointer swept the title from under her feet.
She was set to retire but came back this year for one last time and won BIG!
Rumor has 103 career championships under her collar and she is the 39th win by a female in the show.
Congrats Rumor!!!

The Westminster Dog Show was founded in 1877 and is the largest canine competition in the world.
All images respectfully borrowed from Google Images. 


  1. I'm not a connoisseur of dogs - I like them or I don't regardless of what they look like but more on their nature. She is a very beautiful lady though.

    1. German Shepherds are lovely dogs.
      We had one that my brother rescued off the street (he did that regularly) that lived with us for many years. His name was Commando (named by my brother) and he was the sweetest thing ever.
      I must write a post about him regarding an "accident" he had with a motorist.
      My mother was a hoot in that scenario.

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    1. Who knows.....with my boy anything is possible.
      Perhaps unknown to me Mr. Brown may or may not be looking for a wife, but Rumor would definitely be too big for him....she is a beauty though.

  3. She is a beautiful Shepherd. I've always been a little afraid of them. I don't know why, but Rumor looks like she would be a sweetheart!

    1. Sorry that you have always been fearful of Shepherds...they are really gentle souls...their eyes are like pools of love and wisdom.
      Yes Rumor does indeed look like a sweetheart.

  4. Thanks for posting these pictures and information about Rumor. She's beautiful! Interesting that she's only the 39th female to win.

    1. Hi Stephanie Jo, so happy you enjoyed this post on Rumor.
      We women are moving upward always....we have a lot to overcome!!

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    1. She truly is a lovely looking girl.
      So glad you popped by....sorry about my late response...things have been hectic here, but I do make time to read Bob and Sophie every day...they keep my spirits lifted.


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