On her best behavior, Stella’s performance at Heartland Pet Connection’s Bow Wow Dog Show benefit Sunday afternoon shocked her owner, Ernie Wilson of Hastings.
After being chosen as the top among five terrier entrants in the Westminster Kennel Club-style dog show, judges selected the 18-month-old Airedale as best in show. All together about 65 dogs participated in the show at the Hastings City Auditorium.
“First of all, I couldn’t believe she even won the terrier class and then to win the show is even more surprising because she’s got her own little mind,” Wilson said. “To get her to act like she did today, I’m totally shocked.”