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Hubbard and dog return home with coveted Westminster prize

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jamie Hubbard and his champion Clumber spaniel Carlton competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show recently. This was Hubbard's 11th year competing at Westminster.
A Hoosier with ties to Greencastle came away with a "Best of Breed" award at this month's prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The dog, known as "Clussexx in Overdrive," or more simply by his friends as "Carlton," walked away with honors in the Clumber Spaniel division.

According to the club's official website, Clumber Spaniels originated as a breed in 18th Century England when the Duke of Newcastle developed them at his estate, Clumber Park, in Nottingham.

Originally, their job was to walk in a line with other spaniels, flushing game for their masters. Clumber coloring is white with either lemon or orange spots.

Carlton's owner, Jamie Hubbard of Bloomington, is employed at Greencastle Veterinary Clinic.

He and Carlton don't see each other often these days because Carlton has competed in as many as 15 shows a month in order to qualify for Westminster.

He usually travels in the company of a professional handler, but Jamie went to New York with him and was ringside cheering when Carlton won Best of Breed.

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-- Posted by hoosierdaddy on Thu, Feb 28, 2008, at 8:59 AM

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