Sport: Best Dog

The judge had a ticklish task. Which one of the six dogs would he choose? English setter, wire-haired dachshund, Welsh terrier, Brussels griffon, standard poodle or Doberman pinscher? Each dog had been trained to the tail tip, each had survived a two-day ordeal of poking and prodding by judges. Each was the best of its breed and the best of its group. Now, from all the 2,451 dogs originally entered last week in the 76th annual Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, the judge had to choose one as the best of all.

As Judge Joseph Sims paced to &...

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