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Sheldon ousted in Westminster dog show semifinal

After prancing his way to Best of Breed on Monday morning at the 138th annual 
Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Sheldon, the English bulldog bred by 
and co-owned by Connie Pankhurst of Dixon, came up short about 12 hours later.
After prancing his way to Best of Breed on Monday morning at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Sheldon, the English bulldog bred by and co-owned by Connie Pankhurst of Dixon, came up short about 12 hours later.

NEW YORK – Sheldon could practically sniff tonight’s finals.

But after prancing his way to Best of Breed on Monday morning at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, the English bulldog bred by and co-owned by Connie Pankhurst of Dixon came up short about 12 hours later.

Competing in the non-sporting group, the purebred – handled by co-owner Brook Berth of Jackson, Wis. – puffed his chest and charmed the crowd. But the miniature poodle’s prowess was simply too much for its host of competitors to overcome.

Sheldon, who is named after the namesake character on the television show “Big Bang Theory,” went by the stage name GCH My Heart’s Bazinga during the competition. He has six siblings who also bear the names of Big Bang characters.

The winners of the seven groups will compete for Best in Show tonight at Madison Square Garden from 7 to 10 on CNBC.

While Sheldon isn’t in that mix, there is a shiny silver lining. At 22 months old, he’s just a puppy, when compared to the competition in New York.

Go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org for all show results and more information.

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