Patty Hearst’s Dog Wins at Westminster

Patty Hearst's Dog Wins at Westminster

A dog co-owned by media heiress and former kidnap-victim-revolutionary-bank-robber-convicted-felon-movie-actress Patricia Hearst, now known as Patricia Hearst-Shaw, competed at the prestigious 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The purebred pooch, a Symbionese tiny Shih Tzu named Tania Rocket (formally GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power), won Best of Group in the Toy Category.  The hairy little rag-mop went on and competed for Best in Show, but lost to a beagle named Miss P.

Still, a good showing by Patty Hearst’s little Rocket. Westminster is the Super Bowl of dog shows.


“Patty Hearst’s dog wins at Westminster,” Maria Puente, USA Today

“Patty Hearst rockets to top at Westminster Dog Show,” Sarah Whitten, CNBC

“Patty Hearst’s dog nabs early win at Westminster,” Katia Hetter, CNN

“Dog owned by Patty Hearst — yes, that Patty Hearst — wins at Westminster show,” AP via New Orleans Times-Picayune


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Top: Right-On-Revolutionary image by Mike Licht. Property is Theft, so download a free copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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