Dog show

Frenchie from Salinas goes to the Westminster Dog Show

Enzo is the second French Bulldog in the country and will be heading to the Westminster Dog Show in New York on Wednesday. Enzo was born in Ohio but raised in Salinas by his owner Melissa Mulchahey. Mulchahey, who has been in the purebred dog business for around 20 years, says it would be a dream come true for Enzo to win this prestigious award, as his mother did just a few years ago. “Enzo will be following in his mother’s footsteps. His mother won her breed in 2020, so that would be very exciting,” Mulchahey said. Enzo will be two on June 30 and started competing when he was just 6 years old. month. Enzo has competed in various competitions with his trainer Alberto Montila, originally from Spain but living on the central coast for 10 years. Alberto and Enzo share a special bond, Melissa says, as the pair travel together and even share a bed. “He’s been working with Enzo since he was 12 weeks old,” Mulchahey said. At the Westminster Dog Show, Enzo will be competing against 40 other dogs in his group, and if he wants to win, he will move on to compete for best in show. To prepare for the competition, Enzo does not do much. He takes a bath, gets his nails trimmed, and occasionally does a little touch-up on his whiskers. Mulchahey says Enzo is staying in as good physical condition as possible. What sets Enzo apart from the competition is his stage presence. I must have something more. It’s not something you can teach them. Either they have it or they don’t, and he definitely has it,” Mulchahey said. Because the French Bulldog is the second most popular breed in the country, Mulchahey cautions against having concerns about the breed’s popularity. “We hope that people, if they are interested in the breed, will really watch and learn what a good quality, healthy French Bulldog looks like and make a good choice if they choose to add one to their family” , Mulchahey said. Outside of competition, Enzo enjoys being a couch potato and barking at the postman. His favorite treats are grilled chicken and a good steak.

Enzo is the second French Bulldog in the country, heading to the Westminster Dog Show in New York on Wednesday. Enzo was born in Ohio but raised in Salinas by his owner Melissa Mulchahey.

Mulchahey, who has been in the purebred dog business for about 20 years, says it would be a dream come true for Enzo to win this prestigious award, as his mother did just a few years ago.

“Enzo will be following in his mother’s footsteps. His mother won her breed in 2020, so that would be very exciting,” Mulchahey said.

Enzo will be two years old on June 30 and started competing when he was just 6 months old. Enzo has competed in various competitions with his trainer Alberto Montila, originally from Spain but living on the central coast for 10 years. Alberto and Enzo share a special bond, Melissa says, as the pair travel together and even share a bed.

“He’s been working with Enzo since he was 12 weeks old,” Mulchahey said.

At the Westminster Dog Show, Enzo will be competing against 40 other dogs in his group, and if he wants to win, he will move on to compete for best in show.

To prepare for the competition, Enzo does not do much. He takes a bath, gets his nails trimmed, and occasionally does a little touch-up on his whiskers. Mulchahey says Enzo is staying in as good physical condition as possible.

What sets Enzo apart from the competition is its stage presence.

“He has a commanding presence that makes the judges stare at him. And that’s what they’re looking for. They have to have that extra something. It’s not something you can teach them. either have it, or they don’t, and he definitely has it,” Mulchahey said.

Because the French Bulldog is the second most popular breed in the country, Mulchahey cautions against having concerns about the breed’s popularity.

“We hope that people, if they are interested in the breed, will really watch and learn what a good quality, healthy French Bulldog can look like and make a good choice if they choose to add one to their family,” Mulchahey said. .

Outside of competition, Enzo enjoys being a couch potato and barking at the postman. His favorite treats are grilled chicken and a good steak.