Champions named Saturday at dog show

Jennie Hibbert of Blackfoot is photographed with her champion Basset hound, Lewie.Meet Alfta del Rey, the national champion Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican hairless), for 2018. She is owned and shown by Susan Digiorno of Sacramento, California.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

The East Idaho Spring Classic Dog Show ended Sunday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Jennie Hibbert of Blackfoot has been working with Basset hounds for 15 years. On Saturday, her basset, Lewie, earned his championship status by winning all majors and best of breed in just three days of the East Idaho Spring Classic Dog Show. The 3-year-old basset was bred by Hibbert. She has nine bassets at home.
Also in Saturday’s show was the National Specialty Show of the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America. In this show, the national champion is selected.
Alfta del Rey was named the national champion. She won the distinction of Grand Champion S (for specialty). She is owned and shown by Susan Digiorno of Sacramento, California.

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