Wire fox terrier wins top prize at Westminster dog show in New York


A dog gets ready to compete in the Sporting group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, New York, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) – A wire fox terrier won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors.

The animal, named King, captured the most coveted prize at the two-day event at Madison Square Garden, besting challengers from all 50 U.S. states and 14 countries. The competition drew 2,800 dogs from 203 breeds and varieties.

He won the terrier group and claimed the top trophy over finalists from five other groups. The winner of the non-sporting canine group, a schipperke, was ruled ineligible before the “Best in Show” competition began.

Reporting by Maria Caspani in New York; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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