Westminster Is Next Stop for Malibu Wire Fox Terrier Following National Show Win
TOP DOGó Malibu dog breeder Torie Steele reports that her wire fox terrier Ch. Steele Your Heart,† otherwise known as Eira, which means "snow" in Welsh, took top honors at the National Dog Show on Nov. 19. "Outshining the English springer spaniel, the affenpinscher, the Australian shepherd, the Dalmatian, the Bernese mountain dog and the whippet," Eira was crowned Best in Show. Eira, who is co-owned by Steele and Mary Ann Roma, is headed next to the Westminster Kennel. Steele says Eira, who was born and raised in Malibu, loves to run on the beach. When she is traveling the show circuit, Eira enjoys "sleeping late in the hotel bed." A show biz pro, this little terrier has won 15 Best in Show awards and numerous† "Best in Specialty" shows. "In addition to being the number one wire fox terrier, she is also the number-two-ranked terrier in the United States," according to Steele.