Bull terriers from all over the country have been strutting their stuff in Modesto since Thursday, vying for accolades and trophies – and maybe a treat or two, as well.
The canines are competing – along with their human handlers – in the Silverwood XLVII, the North-American-Bred National Competition for Bull Terriers, at Modesto Centre Plaza.
The muscular breed is best known for its somewhat egg-shaped head. The American Kennel Club website calls the terriers playful: “The Bull Terrier is best described as a three-year-old child in a dog suit.”
Judges from as far away as England have been rating the terriers – full and miniature breeds – on such traits as agility and obedience during the show put on by the Barbary Coast Bull Terrier Club.