Scandal at the Westminster Dog Show? You can bet we’re spilling the tea.
All seemed well for Colton, a schipperke from Howell, Michigan, as the final night of the American Kennel Club’s annual dog competition went down. He had just taken the top prize in the non-sporting group a night before.
But mere minutes into the final night, announcers revealed that Colton and his handler had been ruled ineligible and would have to leave the ring before the prestigious Best in Show competition.
You can rest assured, though, that it had nothing to do with Colton per se, but rather a conflict of interest between his owners and the judge. Apparently, one of his owners had a “distant working relationship” with the night’s Best in Show judge, Peter Green.