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Standard poodle Siba wins best in show at Westminster Dog Show

A standard poodle named Siba was crowned "Best in Show" at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2020, taking home the grand prize in the most prestigious competition for pure-bred canines in the United States. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A standard poodle named Siba was crowned "Best in Show" at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2020, taking home the grand prize in the most prestigious competition for pure-bred canines in the United States....more

A standard poodle named Siba was crowned "Best in Show" at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2020, taking home the grand prize in the most prestigious competition for pure-bred canines in the United States. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Just shy of four years old, the graceful black female from Northampton, Pennsylvania triumphed over crowd favorites Daniel the golden retriever and Bono the Havanese at the grand finale of the three-day event at Madison Square Garden, her crown of tall black fluff bobbing as she loped around the ring.

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Just shy of four years old, the graceful black female from Northampton, Pennsylvania triumphed over crowd favorites Daniel the golden retriever and Bono the Havanese at the grand finale of the three-day event at Madison Square Garden, her crown of...more

Just shy of four years old, the graceful black female from Northampton, Pennsylvania triumphed over crowd favorites Daniel the golden retriever and Bono the Havanese at the grand finale of the three-day event at Madison Square Garden, her crown of tall black fluff bobbing as she loped around the ring. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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"We think she's beautiful and has that special something, so hopefully that's what he saw," Siba's handler Chrystal Murray said, referring to the Best in Show judge, Robert Slay, in a post-show interview.

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"We think she's beautiful and has that special something, so hopefully that's what he saw," Siba's handler Chrystal Murray said, referring to the Best in Show judge, Robert Slay, in a post-show interview. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

"We think she's beautiful and has that special something, so hopefully that's what he saw," Siba's handler Chrystal Murray said, referring to the Best in Show judge, Robert Slay, in a post-show interview. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Before Siba embarks on a whirlwind tour of television appearances and celebrity photo shoots, as is customary for Westminster champions, Murray said she would get to enjoy plenty of her favorite treat: chicken.

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Before Siba embarks on a whirlwind tour of television appearances and celebrity photo shoots, as is customary for Westminster champions, Murray said she would get to enjoy plenty of her favorite treat: chicken. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Before Siba embarks on a whirlwind tour of television appearances and celebrity photo shoots, as is customary for Westminster champions, Murray said she would get to enjoy plenty of her favorite treat: chicken. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Siba advanced to the final round as the champion of the non-sporting group, going head-to-head with the winners in six other groups - hounds, toy dogs, herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs and terriers.

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Siba advanced to the final round as the champion of the non-sporting group, going head-to-head with the winners in six other groups - hounds, toy dogs, herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs and terriers. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Siba advanced to the final round as the champion of the non-sporting group, going head-to-head with the winners in six other groups - hounds, toy dogs, herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs and terriers. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Pekingese named Wasabi is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Pekingese named Wasabi is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Pekingese named Wasabi is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Bull Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Bull Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Bull Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Neapolitan Mastiff named Gracie takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Neapolitan Mastiff named Gracie takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Neapolitan Mastiff named Gracie takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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An A.S.C.O.B. Cocker Spaniel interacts with people during the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

An A.S.C.O.B. Cocker Spaniel interacts with people during the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

An A.S.C.O.B. Cocker Spaniel interacts with people during the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Falco takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Falco takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Falco takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Wire Fox Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Wire Fox Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Wire Fox Terrier takes part in the Terrier group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Boxer named Wilma takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Boxer named Wilma takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Boxer named Wilma takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Sussex Spaniel named Gunny takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Sussex Spaniel named Gunny takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Sussex Spaniel named Gunny takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Golden Retriever named Daniel takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Golden Retriever named Daniel takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Golden Retriever named Daniel takes part in the Sporting group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Tibetan Mastiff named Clifford takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Tibetan Mastiff named Clifford takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Tibetan Mastiff named Clifford takes part in the Working group competition, February 11. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A dog performs tricks, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A dog performs tricks, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A dog performs tricks, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A toy poodle named Cami is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A toy poodle named Cami is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A toy poodle named Cami is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Spanish waterdog named Moo is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Spanish waterdog named Moo is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Spanish waterdog named Moo is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A Shetland sheepdog named Conrad is carried into the ring, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Shetland sheepdog named Conrad is carried into the ring, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Shetland sheepdog named Conrad is carried into the ring, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A dog is groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A dog is groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A dog is groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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Pomeranians are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Pomeranians are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Pomeranians are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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A German shepherd named Tony competes, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A German shepherd named Tony competes, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A German shepherd named Tony competes, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A whippet named Bourbon is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A whippet named Bourbon is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A whippet named Bourbon is judged, February 10. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A dog is walked by his handler to its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is walked by his handler to its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is walked by his handler to its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A Puli dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A Puli dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A Puli dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Audience members cheer during the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Audience members cheer during the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Audience members cheer during the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Dogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Dogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Dogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Norwich terriers are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Norwich terriers are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Norwich terriers are judged, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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Saxson, a collie dog, rests, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Saxson, a collie dog, rests, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Saxson, a collie dog, rests, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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An Afghan hound gets ready backstage before its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An Afghan hound gets ready backstage before its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An Afghan hound gets ready backstage before its performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog competes during Master Obedience, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Old English Sheepdogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Old English Sheepdogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Old English Sheepdogs are seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog and its owner await judging, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A dog and its owner await judging, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A dog and its owner await judging, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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A dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is seen during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog and his handler share a moment as they get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog and his handler share a moment as they get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog and his handler share a moment as they get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Participants walk their dogs ahead of the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Participants walk their dogs ahead of the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Participants walk their dogs ahead of the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A dog is pet during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is pet during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog is pet during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A bulldog looks up, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A bulldog looks up, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

A bulldog looks up, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Puli dogs get ready backstage before their performance, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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An Australian shepherd peers out from its cage, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

An Australian shepherd peers out from its cage, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

An Australian shepherd peers out from its cage, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A dog competes in the Masters Agility Championship, February 8. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A dog waits its turn during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog waits its turn during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A dog waits its turn during breed judging, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Dogs compete, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Dogs compete, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Dogs compete, February 9. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Dog fur falls to the ground as dogs are groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Dog fur falls to the ground as dogs are groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Dog fur falls to the ground as dogs are groomed, February 10. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
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