Furry loyal friends

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 GAYNDAH SHOW - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

A MEET­ING at a dog obe­di­ence class brought Kerry Maguire to heel.

“I had a westie, but when I met Ruth (Wax­man) – we met through our lo­cal obe­di­ence class – she was show­ing great danes and I was go­ing to the shows with her to keep her com­pany,” Ms Maguire said.

“So I de­cided I might as well get a show westie and start show­ing my own dogs.

“I’ve had westies for 11 years (and) I only breed when we want them for the show arena.”

Ms Wax­man has been show­ing westies with her friend for three years.

“Westies have char­ac­ter and spunk; they’re not a nor­mal lit­tle fluffy dog,” she said.

“You have to keep groom­ing them and they’ve got to have ring pres­ence.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

BROUGHT TO HEEL: Gympie friends Kerry Maguire (left) and Ruth Wax­man (right) with their westies, (from left) Rowan, Meara and Mab.

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