Wire Fox Terrier Wins Westminster Show

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    February 13, 2014 07:42

    A 5-year-old wire fox terrier named Sky has won best-in-show at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden.

    Tuesday's competition featured more than 2,000 entries in more than 190 breeds and varieties.

    This was a record 14th time a wire fox terrier has won the two-day competition. Among others, Sky bested a top-ranked standard poodle, a bloodhound, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, and a miniature pinscher to take the prize -- a silver-plated, bowl-shaped trophy.

    Judge Betty Regina Leininger (left) and handler Gabriel Rangel, pose with Sky, a wire fox terrier, after winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Feb. 11, 2014. /AP

    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. The show has aired on U.S. television since 1948.

    Over the years, Westminster winners have been featured on magazine covers, rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ markets and accepted invitations to the White House.

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