Collie earns judge’s high honors
Cranberry Eagle
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February 13, 2013
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With trophies and ribbons lining the wall in the background, Heather Luster talks to her collies Hart, Liberty and Renah. Ch. Heatherfield Marilyn Monroe “Renah” earned a judge’s high honors on Monday at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

NEW YORK — One of Heather Luster’s collies Monday earned a judge’s high honors at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

However, neither this dog nor two others that she took to the national dog show was chosen as Best of Breed, and did not advance to the Best of Group judging Monday night.

Ch. Heatherfield Marilyn Monroe “Renah” received the Select Bitch award in the rough collie breed/variety judging.

Luster of Lusterfield Collies and L&L Kennels in Jackson Township also competed with Renah’s two other 2-year-old siblings, Ch. Heatherfield Heart to Hart “Hart” and Ch. Heatherfield Liberty Belle “Liberty.”

Select Dog and Select Bitch are champions that are recognized as the top quality of their sex after the Best of Breed/Variety and Best of Opposite Sex honors have been awarded. The award includes grand champion points.

A 5-year-old male GCh. Devinwood A Perfect Stranger garnered the Best of Breed/Variety award and advanced to the herding group judging Monday evening. The group judging is the prelude to the Best of Show.

The closing of the show was televised Tuesday on the USA Network and included Best of Group judging for sporting, working and terrier groups and concludes with the Best in Show judging.