How one local dog and her owner won the hearts of the nation at the Westminster Dog Show.  An Eagle Golden Retriever has won the Best of Breed and Sporting Group Third Place at the Super Bowl of Dog Shows, Westminster reports, Channel 7. This is not the first time that owner Kathy Whipple has taken her beloved dogs to the big show and was recognized.

In 2011 her eight year old dog Groovy Best in Breed Golden Retriever Club of America Award.  She has several other dogs that have competed successfully at the national level.

Whipple explains her success to Channel 7, "Obviously you have to take care of their coat, weekly baths, do their nails.'  There's more to life than just traveling to dog shows for her family of dogs.

She tells the Idaho Statesman, that they hike in the foothills, swim, and run agility drills in her front yard.   Whipple suggests that aspiring breeders should do their research and find organizations that will help you get started.