Stump barely made it past 5 or so. He left the show ring in 2004 and later nearly died from a mysterious medical condition. The vets at Texas A&M saved him.
"It was miraculous," Sommer said.
I don't think for a second it was pure coincidence that a 10 year old dog came out of retirement to win Westminster, just after a damaging expose on the the health and fitness of purebred dogs.
But even then, the only one they could find had already nearly died of a mysterious ailment?
WHAT WAS THAT MYSTERIOUS AILMENT?
Inquiring minds want to know.