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Bubbie poses with the judge after winning Best of Breed at Westminster. In the show he was handled by Tammie Wilcox of Tacoma (right). - Courtesy Photo
Bubbie poses with the judge after winning Best of Breed at Westminster. In the show he was handled by Tammie Wilcox of Tacoma (right).
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Bubbie, a two-year-old Icelandic Sheepdog owned by Islanders Donna McDermott and Terry Warnock, is already stacking up some impressive awards. But perhaps his proudest accomplishment yet was when he won Best of Breed at the Westminster dog show in New York earlier this month.

“I was elated,” said McDermott.

The win was especially sweet considering Bubbie’s mother took Best of Breed at Westminster last year — the first year the rare breed was recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club.

Bubbie was also the top Icelandic Sheepdog at the American Kennel Club National Championships last December, where there was tough competition.

McDermott said Bubbie enjoyed New York, though he was a little overwhelmed by all the people. He got to walk around the city with his brother who lives there and even met a Harlem Globetrotter.

“He’s a little rock star,” she said, “but at home he’s just our sweet little guy.”

 

Read more about McDermott and Warnock's award-winning Icelandic Sheepdogs.

 

 

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