A Giant Schnauzer named “Bayou” from Louisiana is the winner of the American Kennel Club National Championship.
The 4-year-old Bayou is owned by Holly & Chris Reed & Laurie Mason & Mike Mason of Port Allen, Louisiana.
This massive dog event attracted more than 5,000 K-9's to Orlando, Florida.
And this year, that dog was “Bayou,” a 4-year-old Giant Schnauzer bred by Chris Reed and Holly Reed and Maryann Bisceglia and Mike Reese.
Bayou was the top-ranked dog of his breed and one of the best in the working dog category headed into this big time competition. The owners said they would be happy just to win best in breed. But they got much more than that.
Chris Reed says “I sat from the end of the Working Group until Best in Show basically in disbelief.”
A Giant Schnauzer has never won Best in Show at the AKC National Championship before this year. Giant Schnauzers are very protective dogs and need lots of socialization and strict boundaries.

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