‘Ginger,’ a Bearded Collie, Sets Record as Top-Winning Bitch in History

Ginger bearded collie

Spicing up show rings with her exuberant personality, a 4 ½-year-old Bearded Collie named “Ginger” is the top-winning bitch in history. Co-bred and co-owned by longtime partners Carol Scott Wathen of Montecito, California, and the late Thomas Wathen, with handlers Jorgé and Susie Olivera of San Diego, MBIS/MBISS GCHG Scott’s Lady Liberty earned her prominent status as the winner of nine Bests in Show. Currently the No. 2 Bearded Collie all systems, Ginger was ranked No. 1 in all-breed competition in 2019 and 2020. “Ginger stands out with her sparkle and showmanship,” says Susie Olivera. “Although she looks and acts like a princess, she is a tomgirl at heart and such a clown.” Sired by GCHP Dunhill Steeler Nation, who won Best of Breed at the 2019 Bearded Collie of America National Specialty from the Veterans class, out of GCH Scott’s Glamor Girl, Ginger represents the seventh generation of Scott Bearded Collies. Scott Wathen began with the breed in the 1980s after buying her first Beardie, CH Willowisp Molly Magee, who became her foundation bitch and first show dog. “The breeder encouraged me to try showing ‘Molly,’ so I began learning to groom and handle her,” she says. “The unconditional love and happy disposition of the breed is what I love.” As to Ginger’s dazzling performance, Scott Wathen says, “Dog shows are a game to her. She loves the attention and interactions with Susie and Jorgé.” This history-making Beardie is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.

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