No. 1 AmStaff Is 'Pancho,' A Top Terrier
A top-notch show dog named “Pancho,” the No. 1 American Staffordshire Terrier and No. 3 Terrier, has been winning dog shows since he stepped into the ring at the Montgomery County Kennel Club (all terrier) show in the fall of 2016 as a 6-month-old. Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Alpine’s LBK Living On The Road BCAT DS CGC TKN took Best of Breed that weekend and placed second in the Best Bred-By Exhibitor competition handled by Ed Thomason, of Rochester, Washington, breeder and co-owner with his wife, Karen. “He started out with a bang,” Thomason says. “Pancho has a lovely head and natural terrier drive, and he’s happy and fun.” The couple’s top-winning AmStaff out of five generations, Pancho has won 41 Bests in Show and 143 Terrier Group Firsts. He took back-to-back Bests in Show last March at the Great Western Terrier Association of Southern California shows. The 3 ½-year-old red-and-white male is co-owned by Lacey Keller of St. Augustine, Florida, Kelly Townsend of Atlanta, and Amy Tighe of Seattle. Thomason attributes Pancho’s excellent condition to the workouts he gets with assistant Shahntae Martinez. Pancho is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula dog food.