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Brunswick-bred dog finishes second in group at Westminster

February 15, 2012
  • GCH Mt. View's Ripsnortersilvercharm, a German Wirehaired Pointer known as Oakley, won best in breed honors Tuesday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Oakley later finished second in the Sporting group.
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NEW YORK — A German Wirehaired Pointer from Brunswick, Md., just missed reaching the Best in Show ring Tuesday night at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

GCH Mt. View’s Ripsnortersilvercharm, bred by Helen George Witt and Claire Wisch and Kelly Wisch of Mountain View Kennel in Brunswick, finished second in the Sporting group in Tuesday’s nationally televised competition at Madison Square Garden.

The 5-year-old pointer, known as Oakley, won its breed competition Tuesday afternoon, besting 10 other dogs.

An Irish setter won the Sporting group title and went on to vie for the Best in Show title, which was won by a Pekingese named Malachy.

More than 2,000 purebred dogs in 185 breeds and varieties competed in the 136th annual Westminster show.

Online:

• Westminster Kennel Club

Mountain View Kennel

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