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The glorious Stump

Posted on the February 11th, 2009

Last year the winner was a lowly beagle, this year it’s an aging spaniel. Whatever’s happening to the judges at the Westminster Kennel Club Show, I like it.

Yesterday, a spaniel named Stump won the top prize at Westminster’s 133rd annual competition in New York. Ten-year-old Stump, who almost died a few years ago, is also the oldest dog ever to win “Best in Show” at the event.

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Westminster crowns a hound

Posted on the February 13th, 2008

As it turned out the beagle (a hound by any other name) Uno won (“Beagle wins Westminster dog show” The Kansas City Star online, Feb 12, 2008). Snoopy would be proud. It’s the first time a hound has taken the top prize at Westminster in 100 years of competing, according to the newspaper.

I have three dogs and, like most “dog people,” I never tire of watching dogs in videos (movies, photos, on the street, on the sofa, wherever). So, here’s a little bit of this year’s Westminster action (courtesy of Reuters video):

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