News

Wire fox terrier is Westminster’s top dog

Wire fox terrier is Westminster’s top dog

TOP DOG: 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, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.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, Tuesday, Feb. 11, in New York. Photo: Associated Press/Frank Franklin II

BEN WALKER, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Sky the wire fox terrier has become America’s top dog.

Sky won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. The wire fox terrier beat out a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, bloodhound, an Irish water spaniel, a Cardigan Welsh corgi and a miniature pinscher.

Judge Betty Regina Leininger picked the winner at a nearly full Madison Square Garden. The standard poodle named Ally was chosen as the runner-up.

This was the record 14th time a wire fox terrier has won at the nation’s top dog show. Sky has won 129 best in shows overall, and was ranked as the country’s No. 1 show dog last year.

There were 2,845 dogs entered in the show. They were eligible in 190 breeds and varieties.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Dead Body Found in Rural Buffalo; Few Details Available

Fresh
medical

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Department says a dead body was found early Friday morning.

in Local

Schock Repays $40k for Office Renovations

schock

Congressman Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations.

in Local

Judge Won’t Delay Former State Representative’s Sentencing

Keith-Farnham

A federal judge in Chicago is refusing to delay sentencing for former state Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction.

in Local

Nature Photographer Acquitted on Charges of Taking Eaglets

gavel2

A nature photographer has been found not guilty on charges of illegally taking two baby eagles from the wild.

in Election 2014, Local

Local Republicans Get to Know Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti

rauner_evelyn

"You cannot stop us" from touring Illinois,, Sanguinetti promises