Sport: Poodle Triumphant

Tristram von der Fingern Lachen sneered down his wrinkled nose at the pampered dandies around him. His aristocratic toilet—a bath in olive oil and a dousing with detergent—had been completed at home. Great Danes are just too big to do all of their primping in public. But smaller breeds in the Westminster Kennel Club show at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden last week turned the rank and echoing Garden cellar into a tonsorial riot. Handlers and owners worked over their charges like anxious mothers. Long hair was stripped and scissored, combed and brushed; paws...

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