Not bad for your first time competing at the Westminster Dog Show. An eastern Iowa woman and her dog took home a top prize at this year's contest.

Merideth McDonald and her dog Red, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, have been winning contests around the midwest, which landed them an invitation to Westminster. Once they got to New York, the winning continued as they took home 'Best Breed'. That is when a judge looks over the dog and compares it to other dogs of the same breed.

McDonald isn't sure if the two will return to Westminster. Red continues to receive more training at her home in Central City, which McDonald says is key if the two are going to repeat as champions again in 2019.

Congratulations to Red, eastern Iowa's Westminster champ!

 

[via KCRG]