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Tel Foxter named King took the crown at the 143th Dogs Dog Show in Westminster. He is the fifteenth wired Foxter to win the Best of the Show.
"You know, I love you all," said Judge Peter Green, who stood before the finalists. – Each of you. Then Green, who spent years refining his own craft as a professional dog trainer, raised his hand and pointed to the dog he loved most. "He's the best in the show."
The 7-year-old king is "as good as he can," Green said, according to USA Today. "The head, the expression, everything is really, as good as it gets, and then the driver is in perfect condition."
"I look at King, he's like a beautiful painting, a work of art," said King Gabriel Rangel's head earlier in the day. "The way he stands and performs, he is the whole package."
For two days, the judges sifted the field of 2800 dogs in 203 breeds, up to only seven – the best specimen of each breed. Then, late Tuesday, the field fell to six when the Michigan sprig named Colton was declared inadmissible due to a conflict of interest. (One of his owners has a "distant working relationship" with Judge Green, the dog's writer.)
Judges decide which dog is "best" by comparing the dog with the ideal standards of its own breed. "Dogs were originally grown to carry out specific activities, whether hunting, guarding, tracking or communicating," Westminster Club explains. "The standard describes how a dog should look to perform his task." expectation at the slightest provocation, "says the official standard of the American Cinematographic Club. The standard describes in detail how the dog's body should look and how firm the fur should be.
The personality of the terriers helps them cope particularly well with the competitive strain of the national dog show. – explain. "They are so casual and so full of themselves that they do not get exhausted," she said. "And they do not emphasize the way some of the more sensitive breeds do, and very few things worry him."
Bono Manor won second place. Also in the final was Burns with a long-haired dachshund, a favorite fan. Burns won 26 best titles at various shows, but never in Westminster, the New York Times reported. "I think one of the reasons some breeds do not come to the end is that they are just not the glamorous breeds that are so charming in the group," said Walter Jones, vice president of the Dachsund Club of America. Times.