Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli.

Photo of Annika Dechert with Percy by Kayla Bertagnolli.

(New York City, NY) – Shoshoni High School junior Annika Dechert competed last week in the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the only Junior Showmanship participant from Wyoming.

Dechert said she and her Smooth Fox Terrier named Percy were one team of 90 junior competitors, and the Shoshoni team made the initial cut from a group of 22. Dechert and Percy did not make it to the finals. They also competed in the Best of Breed competition.

“It was a blast,” she said of her fourth trip to Westminster. “I was very proud of my boy Percy.” She said she thought they did a good job of representing the breed.

Photos below shot by Carl Necker.