Breed-Record Setting Bulldog 'Thor' Is No. 1 Non-Sporting Dog in 2020
A classy, indisputably bossy Bulldog named “Thor” has rolled to the top as the No. 1 Non-Sporting dog in 2020. The 3 ½-year-old red-and-white male set a breed record in 2019 for winning the most Group Firsts, surpassing a record from 1988, though shown sparingly in the first year of his U.S. campaign. Bred in Brazil, MBIS/MBISS GCHP Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls has earned 77 Group Firsts and is the No. 1 Bulldog all systems. Handler Eduardo Paris of Houston discovered Thor at the 2018 Fédération Cynologique Internationale Americas & Caribbean show in Fortaleza, Brazil, where the 13-month-old took two Bests in Show from the classes over a favored U.S. dog. “I knew he was fabulous,” says Paris, who bought Thor with Kara Ferber Gordon of Houston from breeder Jonathan Flores of Lima, Peru. “Thor is a really special dog, a dream. He has a lot of personality.” Paris and Gordon co-own Thor with Flores, Nestor Chavez of Lima, Peru, and Joan Fisher of New York City. The semi-retired Bulldog, who will be shown at select shows in 2021, is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.