Westminster Dog Show 2017: Rumor the German Shephrd Wins Best In Show

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He's been the top show dog by far in the country over the past year, taking the AKC National Championship in December among his 95 career best in show titles.

Believe it or not, it's the Westminster Kennel Club Show, originating in 1877- the only event older being the Kentucky Derby (1875).

It took home Best in Show in its return to the finals at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Speaking about Rumor's winning qualities, owner, breeder and handler Kent Boyles, from Edgerton, Wisconsin, said: "She's got a lot of attractive details".

After last year's disappointment, the dog didn't compete for nearly a year, while Boyles contemplated whether she was ready for motherhood.

"The German shepherd standard talks about quality and nobility, sometimes unrecognizable. With this bitch, it was undeniable", judge Thomas H. Bradley III said.

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The rest represented in the final seven were a Boxer, Norwich Terrier, Irish Setter, Norwegian Elk Hound, Pekingese, Miniature Poodle and a German Shepherd. Rumor, whose favorite snack is prime rib, will likely begin bearing puppies, Boyles said.

It was even more impressive considering Rumor had been in semi-retirement after having finished second past year to C.J., a German shorthaired pointer.

The German Shepherd was named after the British singer's hit song "Rumor Has It".

Boyles said he and his family will drive back to Wisconsin with Rumor, where she will be retired from shows.

Rumor raised up for a well-deserved treat right after the win.

While every canine is a good boy (or girl!), Rumor is the official Top Dog.

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