Said to be a total flirt, Jaca the papillon is now not only is a therapy dog, but one with swagger.
Over 2,500 dogs competing at the Westminster dog show have been bred for the show ring, Jaca however, was bought as a pet. Jaca’s owner Tylia Smith of San Diego, says she “decided to show him because he was so beautiful and just to giving showing a try.”
On Monday her beloved companion Jaca grabbed the win for the Award of Merit in the Breed Competition at Westminster. A big win for just someone giving it a try.
Smith stated Jaca’s got the attitude and “look – at – me” strut in the ring. But Jaca isn’t just a show dog that’s for sure, he also knows over 50 tricks and is certified as a therapy dog on top of that. “He’s my only child,” Smith says.
Congratulations Tylia Smith and Jaca! This is what competition is really all about!