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    Poodle perfection: Meet Siba the 'top dog' from 2020 Westminster Dog Show

    Siba: The top dog
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    Siba: The top dog

    Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring.

    Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.

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    With puffs and pompoms
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    With puffs and pompoms

    Adorned with black puffs and pompoms, the 3-year-old Siba was the absolute picture of what many see as the epitome of a show dog.

    Not everyone shared that view. As judge Bob Slay studied Siba in the best-of-seven final ring, a fan shouted out: “No way, Slay, no way!” Slay stuck by what he saw.

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    The final grouping
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    The final grouping

    Bono the Havanese, Wilma the boxer, Conrad the Shetland sheepdog, and Vinny the wire fox terrier also made the final grouping.

    In Pic: Bono the Havanese

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    People's choice
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    People's choice

    Bourbon the whippet finished second. Daniel the golden retriever was clearly the crowd favorite — a golden has never won at Westminster — and fans chanted his name as Slay deliberated.

    In Pic: A dog is prepared before participating in the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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    Poodle perfection
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    Poodle perfection

    Poodles come in three sizes and this was the 10th time one of them has become America's top dog, the first since 2002. A standard last won in 1991.

    In canine competitions, the poodles often rule.

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    Sporting gentlemen
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    Sporting gentlemen

    The prestigious dog show grew out of an 1870s gathering of sporting gentlemen who regularly chatted at a bar in the long-gone Westminster Hotel in lower Manhattan.

    In Pic: A Spinone Italiano

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