Jody Duin is one of Bella’s owners along with Parker, her seven-year-old daughter, and Cortnie Partner.
In N.Y., Courtney Penner was in the ring as Bella’s professional handler.
“We’re absolutely thrilled,” Jody Duin said Sunday. “We’re so proud of Courtney and Bella. For us to walk away with this achievement is validation for all the hard work the team has put in during the past year.”
Bella returns home to Chilliwack on Tuesday. Jody Duin said she doesn’t know what the future holds for Bella.
In 2015, Miss P, a beagle from Enderby, was the first B.C.-bred dog to win Best-in-Show at Westminster.