Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Rumor beat out a Norwegian elkhound, a Pekingese, a miniature poodle, an Irish setter, a boxer and a Norwich terrier in the final ring.

The 141st Westminster Dog Show is now taking place in New York City.

On Monday, some of those competing were awarded in other categories. With 103 career championships under his collar, Rumor was said to retire after the year-but he returned for her final competition this year, beating crowd and betting favorite, Preston the Puli, the affectionate black mop pup.

'The German shepherd standard talks about quality and nobility, ' judge Thomas Bradley III said.

Rumor bested 2,798 dogs across 202 breeds and varieties to become just the second German shepherd to win Best in Show since the event's inception in 1877 and the first since 1987. "There will be some puppies in the future", Boyles said after the win. Almost 2,800 dogs, which included 202 breeds and varieties, were in the competition. It was the 39th time that a female has won the top prize. "It's all her. I'm just at the end of the lead".

After endless primping, cheers and more than a little drool, the Westminster Dog Show culminated with a triumph for a German Shepherd named Rumor.

According to the Chicago Tribune, new breeds have to go through many hurdles to make it to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

"It's a dream come true", said Trick's owner, Rhode Island-based dog owner John Nys, of being at the show.

Capozzi said she hopes to return to compete with Derby at the 2018 show.

Sporting dogs, working dogs and terriers will be judged on Tuesday.

They hired a handler to show Ricky in as many as 180 different shows throughout his life and on Tuesday it all paid off for the Billings family.

Rumor wasn't the only dog on show, of course. Rumor loves running around with them and spending time with family.

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