Camden Courier-Post * February 11, 1936
ENTRY WINS IN DOG SHOW
New York, Feb. 11.-A Camden entrant was one of the winners in yesterday's Westminster show at the Madison Square Garden, greatest of all events in dogdom.
Showing his best against the sternest kind of competition, Champion Far Land Thundergust, a beautiful, well conformed dog owned by Mrs. William MacFarland, Camden, carried off the best of breed award for chows.
"Gust" as he has come to be known amongst the exhibitors at this "world series" of American dog shows, was, in the words of rival handlers, "at his best."
While a large first-day crowd applauded his selection, the brawny, heavily-coated black son of Son Too-Far Land Black Onyx, now in his sixth year and cutting a wide swath among the chows, seemed to sense that it was his day. He went through his routine without flaw, his coat in such excellent condition that even laymen marked him out.
Only champions compete in this group, and one of them, Shanghai Chief, owned by Mrs. Barney J. Houston, Cincinnati, pushed Thundergust for the award.
But the Camden winner, bidding for his third Westminster ribbon, and fresh from his latest triumph as best of breed at Baltimore, was not to be denied.
The Westminster is, as customary, a three-day fixture. On Wednesday night six dogs who have gone triumphantly through the various breed and group competitions will be judged for the supreme honor, best in the show.
The dog which attained this peak last year is back in the running. It is Nunsoe Duc de la Terrace of Blakeen, a white poodle. In the last 30 years of the Westminster, only three dogs have been able to win the best of breeds prize two years in a row..
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