Perry native's dog wins 'Greatest' title

By Penny Soldan Modified: September 11, 2008 at 12:48 am •  Published: September 11, 2008
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/> "Greatest American Dog” was also a learning experience for Brorsen and Presley, who were the underdogs heading into the finals.

The part-time bartender, Travis, and 16-month-old boxer, Presley, were up against a professional dog trainer and his 9-year-old English pointer border collie (J.D. and Galaxy) and a doggy day care owner and her 5-year-old Maltese (Laurie and Andrew).

"They're newlyweds and in the honeymoon stage,” Laurie said of Brorsen and Presley. "They have done a fantastic job, but they should give the award to those who have been through more things together.”

The judges — canine critics Wendy Diamond, Victoria Stilwell and Allan Reznik — disagreed.

So did Verl Brorsen.

"Travis got to represent with Presley how much fun it can be to have a pet, take care of it, train it and do the right thing,” he said.

Penny Soldan blogs about TV news.


"We accomplished what we came to do and that was to develop a bond and friendship between owner and dog. We came here as a guy with a dog. Ten weeks later, we are leaving with the ‘Greatest American Dog' title.”
Travis Brorsen

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