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Competing for top dog

  • 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.

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