If you watched the prestigious Westminster Kennel Dog Show televised Monday night from New York, you saw a winning Bearded Collie with a Pine-Richland connection.
GCH Dunhill Celebration—a Best of Breed winner—was bred by Pine-Richland Middle School's retired principal, Dr. Kathy Harrington; her husband Ray; and Carolyn O'Neil.
The Bearded Collie is in the herding group; GCH Dunhill Celebration did not place in the Best of Group competition.
The Best of Show distinction will be awarded Tuesday. The show will be televised at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on USA Network.
Harrington was well known for bringing her collies to school with her, to the delight of the students. She also got the students involved in supporting Animal Friends, a no-kill shelter.
The Harringtons, who live in Peters Township, started breeding Bearded Collies about 25 years ago, according to their website.
Click here to see a photo from the Westminster website: Breed judging
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