February 12, 2020 / 4:18 AM / 16 days ago

Standard poodle crowned top dog in finale of Westminster Kennel Club show

Siba the Standard Poodle, winner of Best in Show, poses with trophies and awards at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A standard poodle named Siba was crowned “Best in Show” at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, taking home the grand prize in the most prestigious competition for pure-bred canines in the United States.

Siba, the finalist representing all breeds classified as non-sporting dogs, emerged victorious at the three-day event after going head to head with the winners in six other groups - hounds, toys, herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs and terriers.

(This story corrects name of dog to Siba, not Shiba)

Reporting by Gabriella Borter in New New York; Editing by Steve Gorman and Himani Sarkar

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