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Familiar Breed Is America's New Top Dog

Wire fox terrier wins at Westminster

(Newser) - Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster. A wire fox from Brazil who has won big in Europe became America's top dog Tuesday night, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and a popular Sussex spaniel. There were some boos—along with modest cheers—at Madison Square Garden when... More »

An Underdog Could Be America's Next Top Dog

Dachshund has never been top at Westminster before

(Newser) - Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse? Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's top dog competition. But that could change after sprightly Burns won the hound group Monday night, the AP reports.... More »

Westminster Crowd Falls Silent as New Top Dog Named

Flynn the bichon frise won best in show

(Newser) - Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell into stunned silence when judge Betty-Anne Stenmark announced her... More »

America Has a New Top Dog

Rumor is 2nd German shepherd champ in Westminster history

(Newser) - It was quite a rally for Rumor—and a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster... More »

Distracted Beagle Charms Crowd at Westminster

Go, Mia

(Newser) - The Westminster Kennel Club will crown its new best-in-show dog Tuesday night, and it's a safe bet it won't be a beagle named Mia. While running the agility course, the happy-looking pooch got distracted a number of times, much to the delight of the crowd. You can see... More »

Cats Set to Crash Westminster Dog Show

Felines will join 3 new dog breeds, though the cats won't be competing

(Newser) - A decision by the country's top dog show to admit—gasp!—cats is raising eyebrows. The felines will be added to a side event at the annual Westminster Dog Show called "Meet the Breeds " that permits ordinary humans to "play" with some of the country'... More »

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