Westmoreland teen and dog win National Dog Show – WPXI


Natalia Backos and her dog, Boozer, both won big at this year’s National Dog Show in Philadelphia.

The 15-year-old won $5,500 in scholarships as the top junior handler, according to Channel 11 news partner Tribune-Review. Boozer took Best in Breed among the Parson Russell terriers.

Boozer is “very food driven” and loves hot dogs and broccoli, said Backos, a sophomore at Greensburg Salem High School.

The recorded broadcast of the National Dog Show begins at noon on Thanksgiving Day on WPXI.

A third-generation show dog lover, Backos would not miss the program for any reason. But, this year, she could see Boozer put to the test in the

Backos, of Salem, and Boozer have qualified to compete in two upcoming events: the Royal Canin AKC National Championship Dec. 17-18 in Orlando, Fla., and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show May 8-9 in New York. .