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Norwich Terrier Wins Top Dog Award

February 18, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ A perky chocolate-loving Norwich Terrier captured Best-in-Show honors at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night.

After spending the day sitting in her bed and eating chocolates, Ch. Fairewood Frolic beat out the six other group winners to grab the 122nd Best-in-Show crown at Madison Square Garden.

Known as Rocki, the champion won the terrier group competition Monday night. Owned by Sandina Kennels of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., and handled by Peter Green, the brown and black shorthaired favorite now will be retired to motherhood.

After her latest triumph, Rocki sat inside her latest trophy, a big silver bowl, while photographers crowded around.

Besides Ch. Fairewood Frolic, other winners of Monday night’s groups were:

_Working group: Ch. Nanuke’s Take No Prisoners, Alaskan Malamute, owned by Dr. William Newman, Kathy Leuer and Sandra D’Andrea of Barker, N.Y.

_Toy group: Ch. Dignity of Jewelry House Yoko, Toy Poodle, owned by Kaz Hosaka and Yoko Kamiya, Greenwood, Del.

_Nonsporting group: Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy, Standard Poodle, owned by Mrs. Alan Robson, Glenmore, Pa.

Only dogs that have achieved champion status through points at American Kennel Club shows were eligible to enter Westminster.

At Westminster, the most prestigious event of its kind in the United States, dogs are judged solely on how they compare to the ideal of their breed.

Competing for top dog this year were 2,500 canines from 47 states and the District of Columbia, Bermuda, Canada, Japan and South America.

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