With his attention-grabbing eyebrows, Bayou has made appearances in several prestigious dog shows in the past two years and has placed well in local and regional events.
But, on his first competition at six months old, Bayou was thrown out by the judge for refusing to stand still during judging. Giant Schnauzers are very intelligent dogs but can be quite dominant and mischievous.
Chris Reed, Bayou’s owner, said that he didn’t have great expectations before entering the competition and only hoped Bayou would make the shortlist and win in his breed category.
Reed said finishing third or fourth would be “icing on the cake,” but when Bayou was proclaimed the Best in Show, he was just beyond disbelief. He attributed Bayou’s win to their team’s hard work and endless hours of conditioning that gave Bayou that “something extra.”
Bayou would be turning four on January 19, and next up would be the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Show.