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A Regal Beagle Seizes the Spotlight
At Westminster Dog Show, Miss P, a Beagle, Wins Best in Show

It took 20 minutes for David Merriam, the Best in Show judge at theWestminster Kennel Club Show on Tuesday, to give the dog-loving audience at Madison Square Garden a bit of a shock. After a devilishly long route to making up his mind — he seemed to enjoy building the suspense, smiling a bit impishly as he deliberated — he made the surprising choice of Miss P, a 15-inch beagle and the grandniece of Uno, the first beagle to ever win the big show, in 2008.

Merriam, a retired, white-haired California trial judge, ignored the crowd’s favorite, Swagger, an Old English sheepdog, and two other dogs who were believed to be likelier winners than the nearly 4-year-old Miss P: a Skye terrier named Charlie and a Portuguese water dog with the artistic sobriquet of Matisse. Merry Miss P was not the name on everybody’s snout.

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Absurd.

My Wheaton and I have been boycotting even watching as it discriminates against Wheatons

Enjoy your "trophy" knowing that the best dog, the Wheaton, is made to suffer from the stupid Wheaton haircut that instantly disqualifies them
 

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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
 
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Swagger, Old English Sheep Dog



Swagger the Old English Sheepdog is heading to best in show competition Tuesday night at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Swagger, 3, whose official name is Grand Ch. Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, first won best in breed Monday and then best in herding group Monday night. He is owned by Ron and Debbie Burke Scott of Dillsburg, and handler is Coulton Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.

He is ranked first in his breed in the U.S. and second in all breeds, and Wynn Casino oddsmakers in Las Vegas rank him the number two favorite, at 6:1 odds.

Tuesday, best in group for sporting, working and terrier groups will be chosen, and tonight, best in show.

Swagger will compete with winners of other groups at Madison Square Garden tonight. The show will be televised starting at 8 p.m. on USA Network.
 
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Absurd.

My Wheaton and I have been boycotting even watching as it discriminates against Wheatons

Enjoy your "trophy" knowing that the best dog, the Wheaton, is made to suffer from the stupid Wheaton haircut that instantly disqualifies them
Let's see a picture of Wheaton. :)
 
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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
I had one too.
 

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Thankfully it wasn't a poof dog that won this year.
 

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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
I had one too.
They are very lovable and spirited. I've been wavering of the last couple years if I should get a dog or not, we have two cats now, but with the way we travel it would be terribly hard and unfair to the dog.
 

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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
They are also piss poor guard dogs. They love everyone, including the guy boosting your flat screen out the window.
 

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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
They are also piss poor guard dogs. They love everyone, including the guy boosting your flat screen out the window.
No, they are not very good guard dogs but I have an alarm system, a shot gun, and I live across the street from the police state. lol
 

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Beagles are incredibility adorable but they are loud as hell. My poor little guy passed away when I was a teen. RIP Pepper.
They are also piss poor guard dogs. They love everyone, including the guy boosting your flat screen out the window.
No, they are not very good guard dogs but I have an alarm system, a shot gun, and I live across the street from the police state. lol
Beagles are wabbit dogs.
 

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Wow, that Sussex spaniel is a fine looking pooch.
 
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They just passed the Wheaton by and took the Skye Terrier for that group. Charlie.

 

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