‘Ty,’ a Giant Schnauzer, Is the No. 1 Dog in the Country
A powerful 4-year-old black male Giant Schnauzer called “Ty” is the No. 1 dog in the country, having earned 56 Bests in Show. Multi-BIS/ Multi-BISS GCH Ingebar’s Tynan Dances With Wildflowers embodies the legacy of his breeder, the late Maryann Bisceglia of Pittsburgh. Handled by Katie Bernardin of Chaplin, Connecticut, Ty won Bests of Breed at the 2016 and 2017 Giant Schnauzer Club of America National Specialty shows. “Ty’s solid form and gentle nature are a testament to Maryann’s passion for the breed. Every win is an emotional, tear-filled one because Ty was from the last litter Maryann bred,” says Bernardin, whose husband, Adam, initially handled Ty but urged her to take the lead after seeing how well the dog worked with her. “As much as Ty loves competing, he also enjoys downtime,” Bernardin says, noting that his visits to owner Carol Mann’s 150-acre farm in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, allows ample time to play with Mann’s pack of seven Affenpinschers. Sandra Nordstrom of Ocean City, New Jersey, also co-owns Ty, who is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.