The Emcee asked Declan what kind of dog Phoebe was, and he replied "Spaniel crossed with Burger". Declan is coming into his own comedy-wise, and he had the audience laughing pretty heartily. He ran through Phoebe's trick repetoire pretty quickly, ("Sit" and "Lie Down"), the Emcee asked if Declan could do some tricks to help catch Phoebe up to the other dogs in the show. Declan said he could sit as well, promptly sank to the grass, then popped up again and tossed one of the "training treats" from his pocket into his mouth. Not realizing, the treats were actually chunks of granola bar, the audience was aghast, but the judges were won over by Declan's commitment to his role.
Still his surprised face.
What a team!
Celebratory Jig. Trophy now has pride of place on Declan's night stand.