Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Associated Press
Handler Cheri Koppenhaver, right, reacts after judge Patricia Laurans, left, declared Cinders, a wirehaired dachshund, the winner of the hound group at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Malachy the Pekingese was named America's Dog and won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. A Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, and Wire-Haired Dachshund were among the final group. The Westminster Kennel Club, America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, welcomed more than 2,000 canines to New York to complete in their 136th annual dog show.

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