An Irish water spaniel was removed from the ultimate evening of the Westminster Dog Present after lunging at a judge, shedding her composure and refusing to be examined Tuesday.
The problems for Simone, also referred to as GCH CH Poole’s Ide Say No Extra CD RN CGC, appeared to start when the judge reportedly Theresa Hundt tried to stroll previous her in the course of the group judging stage Tuesday evening.
Simone instantly lunged towards Hundt, who stepped away to present Simone some house. With the assistance of handler Hannah Loonsk, Simone calmed down briefly, however jumped away from Hundt when the judge tried to restart the judging course of.
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Ultimately, with Simone nonetheless agitated by Hundt’s presence, the canine was disqualified, taking a stroll of disgrace out of the Madison Sq. Backyard ground.
Some viewers, although, believed Hundt could have stepped on Simone’s paw, inflicting the outburst. It is onerous to inform from the video, however even when Hundt did not make contact with the paw, it is potential only a near-miss mixed with the nerves of being on the most important stage in American canine exhibiting was sufficient to spook the Irish Water Spaniel.
Loonsk, nonetheless, did not appear to be in an accusatory temper after the snafu, being “all smiles” in response to The Canine Overview. Simone can nonetheless go residence together with her head held excessive, having been named the very best Irish water spaniel on show in New York.