I thought this was a great and inspiring article: Gabriel, a rareKooikerhondje (I know, first time for me hearing of this breed as well) was adopted from a dog shelter. The owner believed he was a mutt, until he was finally identified as a very rare breed. And that, folks, is all she wrote. The next thing you know, this shelter dog is invited to Westminster for their “Meet the Breeds” component.
Take a look at the full story: My Shelter Dog Got Invited to Westminster