By Hyungwon Kang

Having been a dog-person all my life, I thought I knew a few things about dogs. That was until a tall and skinny breed called Scottish Deerhound, represented by a five-year old named Hickory, won the  “Best in Show,” the top award at the Westminster Dog Show in 2011.  I had not seen this breed in person and I couldn’t help googling, only to find the winning breeder lived near me.