Bullmastiff heals, heads to Westminster dog show

Snakebite fails to keep elite pooch away from prestigious dog ring.


National News

February 7, 2020 - 3:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever got a piece of gentle Titus in the North Carolina brush, it was trouble.

Co-owner Cassandra Carpenter reckons it was a pygmy rattlesnake. Veterinarian Jess Hunter figures it could’ve been a copperhead.

No matter, when Titus’ back left leg turned red, purple and black and suddenly blew up like a tennis ball last March, nobody was dwelling on whether this 3-year-old bullmastiff would someday walk in the Westminster Kennel Club dog ring.

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