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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Brooke Hernandez’s dog Chaz is one of 16 award-winning dogs from Hawaii contending for the “Best in Show” title at the Westminster Kennel Club’s 137th Annual All Breed Dog Show. “It’s a goal I’ve had, to find the right dog, and he’s the first dog I’ve had that I felt we’re going to be competitive,” Hernandez said.
COURTESY BARBARA PEACH Barbara Peach’s Rhodesian ridgeback Ikaika, pictured here with judge Richard Meen and handler Pam Lambie, took “Best in?Breed” at Westminster in 2010.
COURTESY WSTM Cinders, a wire-haired dachshund, placed first in the hound group at Westminster last year. Kailua residents James and Maria Sakoda co-own the dog with Shirley Ray of Texas.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Kunia resident Brooke Hernandez and her 3-year-old papillon Chaz will be competing for the first time at the Westminster
Kennel Club’s All Breed Dog Show in New York City next week.