King Reigns Supreme: Record 15th Wire Fox Terrier Best in Show at Westminster

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):

10:52 p.m.

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A wire fox terrier called King has become America’s top dog.

King was chosen best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Wire fox terriers have won 15 times at the nation’s most prestigious pooch pageant, far more than any other breed.

A Havanese named Bono came in second among the more than 2,800 dogs who entered.

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Also in the final ring were Bean the popular Sussex spaniel, Burns the crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund, Wilma the boxer and Baby Lars the bouviers des Flandres.

10:10 p.m.

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A wire fox terrier named King has won the terrier group at Westminster, and now the finalists are set for the best in show ring at Madison Square Garden.

Tuesday’s lineup features Bean, the crowd-pleasing Sussex spaniel that has won the sporting group two years in a row.

Baby - Lars - Bouvier - Flandres - Bono

Then there’s Baby Lars the bouvier des Flandres; Bono the Havanese; Burns the longhaired dachshund, and Wilma the boxer.

But Colton the schipperke was ruled ineligible for best in show after winning the non-sporting group on Monday.

Conflict - Interest - Judge - Peter - Green

There was a conflict of interest because top judge Peter Green’s longtime partner has co-owned dogs with one of Colton’s co-owners.

9:30 p.m.

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Wilma the boxer is now a page right out of Westminster history.

She won the working group at the show, celebrating by springing up onto handler Michael Shepherd. Then the 3-year-old regarded the crowd from the podium with a sanguine stare.

Wilma - Flintstones - Name - Cinnibon - Bedrock

Yes, she’s named after Wilma in “The Flintstones.” Her registered name is Cinnibon’s Bedrock Bombshell — Bedrock as in the city where the cartoon characters lived.

Wilma has logged 60 best-in-show wins in her career, but Shepherd says winning the group at Westminster is “the stuff you dream of.”

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But he said that for Wilma, it was “business as...
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