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Wire fox terrier wins at
Westminster dog show

Reuters, by Jonthan Allen

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Posted By:Hobbiest, 2/11/2014 11:37:02 PM

A wire fox terrier named Sky won "best in show" at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, besting canines in six other groups at one of the oldest sporting events in the United States. Betty Regina Leininger of Frisco, Texas, awarded the top prize to Sky at this year´s event in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The win makes it the 14th time the wire fox terrier has won the competition, more than any other breed since the show´s first staging in 1877. The wire fox terrier´s last win was in 1992. No other

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Terriers rule, but I also liked the bloodhound and the Corgi.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 2/11/2014 11:44:12 PM     (No. 9728819)

Had to turn it off when the Obama dog won the Working Group and the commentators gushed over the Socialists.

Can´t we escape these grifters?????

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mfm, 2/12/2014 12:05:15 AM     (No. 9728827)

I agree #1, but, I gritted the teeth, held onto the wine glass and enjoyed the rest of the competition, terrific!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/12/2014 6:00:05 AM     (No. 9728935)

Sorry. Breeding for exaggerated appearance has ruined many breeds. I prefer the agility trials where it doesn´t matter what the dog looks like, just how well it can perform.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dp1950, 2/12/2014 9:01:57 AM     (No. 9729115)

The breeders have cruelly ruined the pedigreed German shepherd with the slanted rear legs. I have owned smooth fox terriers. They have been a joy in my life and they are not psychotic like the Jack Russel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/12/2014 9:24:27 AM     (No. 9729153)

#4. My Jack resents that. I suspect part of the problem is that too many people got them expecting them to behave like vouch potato Eddie on Frasier. Of course they will be psycho. They are born hunters. Mine has always been calm but she´s also has barn full of mice to keep her busy.

I was pleased to see that none of the misformed breeds got a group win. It was cool that the bloodhound also has a man trailing title. I believe a couple of the others group winners had therapy dog credentials. Several of the best of bred winners had agility and field trial titles. It seems more buyers than ever want well rounded animals.

Now if we could only educate all the people buying bulldogs and the now extremely popular French bulldogs about the deformities that have been bred into those dogs

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