Dog Show a Snap for Beagle
Uno does Snoopy proud with Best in Show at Westminster
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 6:40 AM CST
Uno, a 15-inch beagle, trots out to compete for Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Uno was awarded Best in Show....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – As he is wont to do, Uno celebrated his historic Best in Show victory by baying, reports the New York Times. The first beagle to take the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's top prize, Uno joyfully expressed himself throughout most of last night's final round. "What a personality," exclaimed the judge. "He’s the most perfect beagle I’ve ever seen.”

The 3-year-old crowd pleaser beat out perennial favorites that included top-ranked toy poodle Vikki, standard poodle Remy, and Sealyham terrier Charmin. The other three competitors—an Akita, a Weimaraner, and an Australian shepherd—had, like Uno, never seen their breeds win Best in Show. So what's next for Uno? Plenty of play time with his rubber ducky.