The island’s Royal Gazette has Smoky’s story:
“He is such a curious young man and he is a happy little dog without any issues which is usually pretty rare,” said Mr Clinton. “Dachshunds are known to be fiercely independent. Smokey believes he is a labrador retriever.
“He is very happy and wants to be with everyone. That is kind of rare because they are snippy animals, normally.
“So the judges on the circuit have fallen in love with the little man. It will be interesting to see how he does at Westminster.”
The show will be televised on USA Network.
“I know other Bermudians have been at Westminster but I am sure none have gone as a grand champions,” he said.
After the show, Smokey will go back to Virginia with his handler, and then will come to live with Mr Clinton for good in March. “I have really missed the little man,” said Mr Clinton. “I haven’t seen him in over a year. He has been a fashionista on the circuit. I would love to have him here in my house in St George.