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C.J., a German shorthaired pointer, is shown in the ring during the sporting team competition at the 140th Westminster Kennel club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in ~ Madison Square Garden in new York. C.J. Won ideal in Sporting group.Mary Altaffer / AP
NEW YORK — A German shorthaired pointer called CJ winner "Best in Show" at the 140th Westminster Kennel society dog show in brand-new York ~ above Tuesday, besting an ext than 2,700 contestants end the two-day competition.
Westminster, i m sorry is the second longest continuously running sporting occasion in the United says behind the Kentucky Derby, attracted entries from practically 200 breeds and also varieties and much more than a dozen countries this year.
"I couldn"t think it," CJ"s owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, native Temecula, California, said about the win. CJ stand stoically by she side and was periodically rewarded his favourite chicken treats.
"This is what we go to bed dreaming about," she said.
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Valerie Nunes-Atkinson reaction after CJ, a German shorthaired pointer, won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in ~ Madison Square Garden in new York.Seth Wenig / AP
Nunes-Atkinson each other German shorthaired pointers, medium-to-large size searching dogs native to Germany, yet she said she constantly knew three-year-old CJ to be special.
"He"s one old soul," she said. Her champion dog will now head earlier home and celebrate the win v his finest friend, a whippet named Ramona.
CJ, that pranced throughout an expansive show floor at Madison Square Garden, will also receive a trophy and also later embark ~ above a media tourism as the show"s champion. A Borzoi, called Lucy, was runner-up.
As part of the Westminster competition, judges choose the finest of each breed and also group, divided into seven categories — hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and also terrier.
On Monday, the an initial night that events, Lucy the Borzoi winner in the hound group; a flat-faced and also pudgy bulldog named Annabelle won in the non-sporting group; Rumor, a spirited German shepherd winner in the herding group; and a silky-haired shih tzu named Panda winner in the toy group.
CJ won the sporting group; a Skye terrier named Charlie, winner in the terrier group; and also a white and also fluffy Samoyed, named Bogey, winner in the working group on Tuesday evening.
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This year"s best in display winner CJ, a German Shorthaired guideline goes by the nickname "The Prince" at home. #WKCDogShow— Westminster Dog show (
Head referee Dr. Richard Meen, a Canadian psychiatrist, said CJ had the intelligence and also alertness he tried to find in a winner. CJ "floated approximately the ring," Meen said.
Last year, a friendly mrs beagle named miss out on P won finest in Show, becoming the second of her breed ever before to victory the title.