'Rocket,' a Boston Terrier, Soars at 2021 Florida Gulf Coast Cluster

Boston Terrier

A friendly, lively 3 ½-year-old male Boston Terrier named “Rocket” soared high at the Florida Gulf Coast Cluster, winning two Bests in Show and two Reserve Bests in Show in five days. With his debonair, showy style, MBIS/BISS GCHG Sabe’s The Sky’s The Limit has earned the top spot as the No. 1 dog in the country (Dog News point system).

Rocket, who is also the No. 1 Non-Sporting dog and No. 1 Boston Terrier all systems, achieved his wins at large shows with entries of 2,777 to 3,309 dogs. “Rocket stands out with his sound movement. He has a straight, sure-footed gait,” says handler Jorgé Olivera of San Diego. “Rocket is a beautiful dog. He has a correct square head and an ideal Boston Terrier expression that is alert, kind and highly intelligent.”

After taking off on his Specials campaign in December 2019, Rocket quickly became the No. 1 Boston Terrier in 2020. He successfully held the ranking despite a six-month hiatus in showing due to COVID-19. At the 2021 Gulf Coast Cluster in Brooksville, Florida, Rocket took Bests in Show Jan. 16 at the Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Jan. 18 at the Manatee Kennel Club. His Reserve Bests in Show were won Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Kennel Club and Jan. 17 at the Tampa Bay Kennel Club.

Bred by co-owners Carla Sanchez of Covina, California, and Sharon Saberton of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Rocket also is co-owned by Megan Sanborn of Banta, California. Rocket represents Saberton’s sixth generation of Boston Terriers, having whelped her first litter in 1967. He has a famous half-brother, “Vinny” (MBIS/MBISS GCHP2 Sabe’s Simply Invincible), who was campaigned by Olivera to No. 1 Non-Sporting dog in 2015 and 2016 and No. 1 Boston Terrier all systems from 2015 to 2017. They share the same dam, CH Sabe’s Simply Scrumptious.

Rocket is fueled to his success by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.