Saint-Bernard takes over the Lima Kennel Club exhibition center for the weekend | New
The Lima Kennel Club hosted a specialty Saint Bernard dog show on Sunday, and the handlers were delighted to show off their adorable large breed on the showground.
Elizabeth Salewsky, a professional dog handler, says, “I grew up with this breed and they are the most loving family dogs. When you have a litter of puppies, they’re so cute and people think they stay cute, and they do. However, they are still drooling which is our biggest thing and they have a lot of hair so it is a lot of maintenance but the breed is so loving and they just want to please their owners. He is an excellent family dog.
The three-day event put the breed to the test to see if each dog meets the standards for what a healthy Saint Bernard should look like.
“We want to keep track of our pedigrees and we want to produce great examples of the breed that live long so we’re really here to preserve the purebred breeds and that’s what confirmation does,” Salewsky explains.
Between shows, the dog could be seen cooling off in the shade, playing a bit, or getting ready for the next event. Dog handlers say dogs love coming to shows and being able to socialize with others, and being pampered for the weekend is a plus as well.
Salewsky says, “There is a misconception about how dogs are treated. Dogs are treated better than most children. They are spoiled and pampered, dogs always come first.
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