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It's Good To Be King: Wire Fox Terrier Wins Westminster Dog Show


Frank Franklin II/AP A wire fox terrier named King has taken the crown at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


"You know, I love you all," said Best in Show judge Peter Green as he stood in front of the finalists.


Then, late Tuesday, the field dropped to six when a Michigan schipperke named Colton was ruled ineligible due to a conflict of interest.


(One of its owners has a "distant working relationship" with judge Green, the dog's handler wrote .)


"Dogs were originally bred to do specific jobs whether hunting, guarding, tracking, or companionship," the Westminster Kennel Club explains on its website.


A wire fox terrier, originally bred to help hunt foxes, should be "alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on the tip-toe of expectation at the slightest provocation," reads the American Kennel Club's official standard .






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