Sport: The Longhair Showman

It was abundantly clear to the 11,000 spectators at Madison Square Garden and to the thousands who watched the Westminster Kennel Club show on television last week that the aristocratic Afghan, Ch. Shirkhan of Grandeur, had a marked advantage over his five competitors for best of show. The others walked or trotted, ran or cantered like dogs. Shirkhan moved like a king.

But more than Shirkhan's liquid leg action persuaded Judge Beatrice Godsol to pass over the other contenders and award to Shirkhan of Grandeur the bluest blue ribbon in U.S. dogdom. The fine fawn-and-white boxer, Ch. Barrage of Quality Hill, seemed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!