Doberman Wins Prestigious Westminster Dog Show
NEW YORK (AP) _ A Doberman pinscher won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show for the fourth time in the prestigious event’s 113-year history.
Champion Royal Tudor’s Wild As the Wind, owned by Arthur and Susan Korp and Beth Wilhite and Richard and Carolyn Vida, of San Jose, Calif., won the honor Tuesday night in the show in which 2,628 dogs were entered.
On Monday, the 4-year-old red bitch handled by Andy Linton won the Working Group for the second consecutive year.
Michelle Samson, 16, of Duncannon, Pa., won the Junior Showmanship Championship. Samson, owner of a Doberman pinscher, competed with 85 girls and boys from 30 states.
Vin-Melca’s Calista, a Norweigan Elkhound, took the Hound Group, with Patricia Craige, the veteran handler who has won seven groups during the past 20 years at Westminster.
A pug, Rowell’s Solo Moon Rising, owned, bred and handled by Linda Rowell of Winter Park, Fla., was the winner in the Toy Group. The 4-year-old pug has six Best in Shows, two Specialty wins, and is the winningest bitch in the history of the breed.