Aiming to be a top dog

By on November 18, 2015

Alexis Schlott, a Cocalico High School sophomore, competed in the National Dog Show in Philadelphia over the weekend.

She took her top winning breed dog Gwenna, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Black and Tan, along with a Kerry Blue Terrier with which she will compete for a $1,500 scholarship on Sunday.

Photo courtesy Cocalico School District Alexis Schlott and her canine companion, Gwenna.

Photo courtesy Cocalico School District
Alexis Schlott and her canine companion, Gwenna.

Schlott, 15, the daughter of Daniel Mohler and Melinda Schlott of Reinholds, has been working with show dogs for the past four years and hopes to one day be a professional handler.

While her dog has been successful in a number of competitions, Schlott came away empty handed from the National Dog Show.

She will be taking Gwenna to the Westminster Dog Show in February with the hope of winning there. Among the preparations for Westminster will be increased attention on Gwenna’s coat, her training, and advance publicity for the dog.

Gwenna, whose full name is RBIS BISS ICKC CH CKCSC CH GCH CH Kalais Never Too Late To Party, is co-owned by Kimberly Hess of Lancaster.

Schlott started showing dogs when she was 11. She hopes to be a veteranary technician and show dogs as a side job.

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