Wayne County resident Leanne Capozzi and her corgi debuted at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday morning.
Derby, Capozzi’s eight-year-old Pembroke Welsh corgi, was the first of 23 dogs to compete at the show’s Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster in New York City Monday morning.
Derby, however, was not among the top 10 dogs to advance to the finals, said Capozzi, 60, of Ontario. During one of his exercises, Derby was distracted by “a bunch of barking dogs in crates behind the ring.”
The noise distracted Derby as Capozzi was commanding him to sit from a distance.