Red Bluff dog bests other corgis at Westminster

02/10/2014 10:02 AM

10/08/2014 11:37 AM

A Red Bluff dog has won Best in Breed at the prestigious Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show.

Coco Posh triumphed over a deep field of Cardigan Welsh corgi canines at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the second year in a row that Coco won best of breed at Westminster, according one of her owners, Julie Divens.

Divens owns Salmon King Lodge in Red Bluff along with her husband Bill. At home, Coco is just another member of the family, adept at Frisbee catch and hunting lizards.

The family calls her Coco but her official name is Riverside Telltails Coco Push. Two years ago, a professional handler took note of Coco’s quality and convinced the family to show the dog.

Coco’s mom, Telltails Lola Showgirl, also known as Lola, was also a champion show dog.

Julie Divens said that Monday night Coco will compete with other dogs in the herding group. Corgis, despite their stumpy legs, are expert herders of cattle.

Two distinct breeds make up the Welsh corgi: the Pembroke and Cardigan. Cardigans are larger than the Pembrokes and have a long, fox-like tail.

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