NEW CANAAN - A 12-year-old New Canaan girl can now boast she won a blue ribbon at the Westminster Dog Show.
Hayley Hendrick only began competing about a year ago with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Chanel. While four much older dogs made her breed finals, the tween said she cared more about enjoying herself than winning per say.
?They're like ?I need to win, I need to win?,? says Hayley. ?I need to have fun!?
Hayley?s goal is to one day make the Top 5 and bring home Best of Breed. She?s already looking forward to her next competition in Hartford this weekend, where she?ll hopefully begin qualifying for next year?s Westminster show.