Sport: She Asked For It

The year's greatest international get-together took place last week at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. Japanese spaniels, Italian greyhounds, German shepherds, Russian wolfhounds, English cockers, French poodles, American foxhounds and 87 other breeds met to outshine one another for the crowning glory in a dog's life: the Westminster Kennel Club's best-in-show.

A favorite among the 2,388 delegates was a ten-pound Pekingese, Ch. Che-Le of Matsons Catawba, whose family tree dates back to Chinese antiquity. Ch. Che-Le, said to be worth $1,000 a lb., had won eleven minor best-in-shows in 1941. But the pompous little Peke, apparently overconfident, failed to win even best-of-breed.

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