SWHS Senior Shows Off at Westminster


Courtesy of Emma Adams

Sedro-Woolley High School Senior Emma Adams shows her dog, Gunnar, off to the judges table at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York

Austin Crossem

A senior from Sedro-Woolley High School Emma Adams, went all the way across the country to New York with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs, Bentley and Gunnar, to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10-11.
This prestigious dog show has been around since 1877 and has been held at Madison Square Garden.
”In the dog show world, it’s all about how your dog is built, said Adams.
She goes over the basics of how the dog show is run, because it’s not all walking your dog around. The dogs are taught to stand still in a position called “Stack,” as the judges examine the dog
Believe it or not, showing dogs isn’t just just a fun hobby, it can also be a career.
Adams says “Yes, I’m actually making this my career, now that I’m 18, I can get paid to show other people’s dogs. I get $100 a day, a dog, so people who can’t show their dog, I can show for them. I plan on doing it for as long as I can.”
Adams, who has been showing dogs at the state level for years, has shown twice at the national level. This was her first time at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Besides showing dogs, Adams saw what New York had to offer. Adams says, “It was really busy but there were a lot of cool things to see, like I got to showcase my dogs on television.”