Chance named top dog.
AUSTRALIAN shepherd dog Chance has been named Best in Show at the 115th Crufts.
The champion, whose full name is Caitland Isle Take a Chance, beat six other group winners at the show's final at the NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. last night.
Its owner, Californian Nancy Resetar, said the five-year-old Canadian-bred champion was the first Australian shepherd she had shown.
She said: "It's the best moment in my life. I'm so proud of him."
Chance's handler A software routine that performs a particular task. It often refers to a routine that "handles" an exception of some kind, such as an error, but it can refer to mainstream processes as well. The term is typically used in operating systems and other system software. Larry Fenner said: "I am overwhelmed o·ver·whelm
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"The dog is awesome, the greatest I have ever shown in my life. I probably won't have another one like him."
VICTORY KISS. Handler Larry Fenner with Australian shepherd dog Chance who won the Best in Show title.