|Stanley & Jane Flowers|
Frank Vascellaro (WCCO) February 3, 2009 Huey, the English bulldog, is headed for the Westminster Dog Show but he doesn't like to fly, so he is being chauffeured to New York. An English bulldog from Buffalo, Minn. is hoping to follow in Uno the Beagle's paw prints as the Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show.
Huey is headed for the Westminster Dog Show but he doesn't like to fly, so he is being chauffeured to New York.
His handlers say Huey is one of the top five bulldogs in the country. And Huey's great-grandfather, Ronald, was on WCCO-TV back in 1988 as he was also making the trip to the big show.
"English bulldogs are wonderful. I say they're huggable, squishable, like a roll of Charmin," said breeder Jane Flowers.
Huggable Huey is three years old, and breeders Jane and Stan Flowers think he might hit it big this year.
"Champion Evergreen's Hustle Muscle, Huey, he has developed quite a following in his two-year career. He's one of the top bulldogs in the country. We have high hopes that he'll be a strong contender at Westminster," said Jane Flowers.
Back in 1988, Bill Carlson did a story on Ronald, Huey's great-grandfather, who was also preparing to go to the Westminster show.
"And then it was off to check out the show bus that will carry him in royal splendor to a dog Super Bowl," said Bill Carlson in the 1988 story.
Huey is also doing part of the trip to New York in this luxury motor home, but he will travel most of the way in a minivan. However, Huey doesn't complain, because he is already a champion.
"Champion dogs, it's hard to quote a price, they might be worth a couple of thousand dollars. A big winner might be worth $50,000 to the right person overseas," said Jane Flowers.
She said bulldogs are easy to handle on the road because they feel no need to go off hunting like other breeds.