By Kim Campbell Thornton, vetstreet.com
Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winners typically bow out of their show careers after taking the prestigious prize and go on to produce puppies, become therapy dogs or just master the art of sofa lounging. Here's a look at how five past champs now spend their time.
See Also: Secret Lives of Westminster Show Dogs
2011 Winner: Hickory the Scottish Deerhound Has Babies and Chases Bears Hickory the Scottish Deerhound Has Babies and Chases Bears
Motherhood was the path taken by GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the elegant Scottish Deerhound owned by Dr. R. Scott and Cecilia Dove of Virginia. After becoming the first in her breed to take Best in Show in the history of Westminster, Hickory has since produced nine puppies, who are currently four months old.
When she's not playing with her pups, Hickory runs for miles every day on the family farm, located in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Although she's normally calm and serene, once outdoors, Hickory turns into a keen coursing dog,Read More »from 6 Past Westminster 'Best in Show' Winners: Where Are They Now?