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Why you need to know Vickie Venzen, Westminster Dog Show owner-handler

Why you need to know Vickie Venzen, Westminster Dog Show owner-handler

Vickie Venzen is an environmental protection specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the mother of three children, including twins. She and her dog, Face, a cane corso breed, competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York in February. We talk to her about what makes Face special and how she got into show business — dog show business, that is. Let’s start with the basics. Face is just a nickname, right? What’s your dog’s real name? His full name is GCH CH Apex’s Time to Face the Truth CGC. GCH stands for Grand Champion and CH for champion — they reflect titles he’s won in competitions. CGC stands for Canine Good Citizen. And...

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