It was 2008 the first time a beagle was named Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show, but seven years later the grandniece of that winner was given top honours at the 139th edition of the popular canine competition.
Miss P, a beagle whose full name is “Ch Tashtins Looking for Trouble”, beat out dogs from six categories to take the top prize in this year’s show, CNN reported.
To claim the crown, Miss P was up against prestigious competition. She beat out Matisse, a Portuguese water dog who is cousin to the First Dog of the US, President Barack Obama’s dog Sonny. Miss P also outclassed Rocket, a shih tzu co-owned by Patty Hurst, pardoned bank robber turned philanthropist.
Miss P is owned by Eddie Dzuik and Lori and Kaitlyn Crandlemire, and this was the dog’s second time at Westminster. Her owners reportedly will retire her after Tuesday’s win.
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