The oldest dog to take Westminster’s top title, then 10-year-old “Champion Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee” (a.k.a Stump) came out of retirement in 2009 to win Best in Show. According to the New York Times, Stump fell ill and retired four years earlier.
Scott Sommer, Stump’s handler, told the Times he wasn’t sure he was going to show him until the last minute. Stump beat out a favored schnauzer to not only become the oldest, but also the first of his breed to take the high honors.
What’s he been up to since his big comeback? Stump just turned 13 and has become a little hard of hearing, but that doesn’t keep him from enjoying the retired life in Texas with Scott Sommer, Vetstreet.com notes. He recently celebrated his birthday with his best bud, J.R. His Bichon Frise friend is also pretty famous. J.R., or “Champion Special Times Just Right,” won Best in Show in 2001.