New York (WBEN/AP/Getty Images) - Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
With the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for Daniel the popular golden retriever, judge Bob Slay instead picked the perfectly primped and poised black poodle.
Poodles come in three sizes and this was the 10th time one of them has become America's top dog.
Bourbon the whippet finished second. Also in the best-of-seven final ring was Bono the Havanese, Wilma the boxer, Conrad the Shetland sheepdog, Wilma the boxer and Vinny the wire fox terrier.
A wire fox terrier named Vinny has been named the top terrier in the Westminster show and advanced to the final round.
“It’s an absolute thrill,” handler Robert Carusi said.
Vinny is the latest in a long line of wire fox terriers to enjoy success at the nation’s premier dog show.
The breed has notched more Westminster best in show wins than any other. A wire fox terrier named King won just last year.
Now Vinny will compete for best in show with Daniel the golden retriever, Wilma the boxer, Bono the Havanese, Siba the poodle, Bourbon the whippet and Conrad the Shetland sheepdog.