Westminster Dog to Watch: Ch Nighthawk's Born for Highwood

This powerful Rottweiler is a standout in his breed…could he go all the way?

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes to a grand conclusion tonight in New York City, and we have the inside scoop on some dogs to keep an eye on this year! Next up: Ozz! This powerful Rottweiler (who is named for rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, a friend of his owner) is a standout in his breed…could he go all the way?

Full Name: Ch Nighthawk’s Born for Highwood (aka Ozz)

Breed: Rottweiler

Category: Working group

Age: 2

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Owner: Alexandra Vorbeck and Mike Fleiss, creator of the ABC reality show The Bachelor.

What the Judges Are Looking For: According to the American Kennel Club, the ideal Rottweiler is a medium-large, powerful dog, black with rust-colored markings. Head should be broad between the ears.

His Competitive Edge: Vorbeck has been working with Rottweilers for over 20 years, so she knows her stuff. “I think he has a good chance to win his breed. Best in Show? That’s always tough to predict. Fingers crossed.” says Fleiss.

Fun Facts: “Ozzy was my 40th birthday present from my wife,” says Fleiss. “I named him after my friend/idol Ozzy Osbourne.” Will Ozz celebrate like a rock star if he wins Best in Show? “After he wins a big show, he likes to head the Four Seasons, get a huge suite and party all night.”

Ozz won best of breed on Tuesday morning. Catch him during USA Network’s live coverage of Westminster tonight, from 8-11 p.m. (ET).

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