Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 10:41:44 AM by Edward Knittel
The Elgin Kennel Club of Elgin, Illinois held its annual dog show over the weekend of August 21 and 22, 2004. Like all other dog shows around the world some of the best bred dogs were out to strut their stuff for the ultimate prize of Best in Show. Tragically, this year's normally competitive yet friendly event had an unfortunate ending.
A Wisconsin woman's show dog was killed by another canine competitor at the Elgin Kennel Club's annual dog show.
Three-year-old Kody was attacked by two Irish wolfhounds. One hound gripped Kody in its huge jaws, injuring the diminutive dog so much he had to be euthanized.
Kody was a schipperke, a breed that weighs 12 to 18 pounds. By contrast, an Irish wolfhound can weigh more than 100 pounds.
This, according the American Kennel Club, appears to be the first and only reported incident where one dog was killed by another at a show.
The AKC and Elgin Kennel Club are performing an investigation.
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