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CJ, German shorthaired pointer, is crowned Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show

A German shorthaired pointer called CJ has become America's top dog.

CJ won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.

The 3-year-old CJ beat out 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds and varieties to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition.

Madison Square Garden was nearly filled for the competition, and the crowd cheered judge Richard Meen's choice.

A borzoi called Lucy finished second.

Saturday, the public got a chance to interact with many of the dogs at the Meet the Breeds event. The Third Annual Masters Agility Championship, showcasing canine athletes from around the country, also was held Saturday.

Competition then continued Monday and Tuesday. Here are some of the other contestants.

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A saint bernard waits on the sidelines before competition on the second day of the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday in New York City.

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An American cocker spaniel gets its fur blown by a hair dryer in the grooming area on Tuesday.

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A handler readies her Great Dane on the sidelines before competition on the second day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday in New York City.

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A mastiff gets its picture taken in the grooming area on the second day of the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.

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A wire fox terrier waits with other dogs in the grooming area on Tuesday.

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A pointer competes in the ring on the second day of the dog show on Tuesday in New York City.

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A Bichon Frises waits in the grooming area Monday in New York during the first day of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show.

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A maltese is seen in the competiton area Monday in New York during the first day of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show.

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A dog waits in the competition area Monday in New York during the first day of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show.

 

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A Old English Sheepdog is seen in the grooming area Monday at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A beagle waits in the grooming area Monday during the first day of competition at the dog show.

 

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A Basset Hound waits in the grooming area Monday during the first day of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A Standard Poodle on Monday in the grooming area.

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Another dog waits in the grooming area on Monday in New York.

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A Bichon Frise is seen in the judging area Monday during the first day of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show.

 

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A Lowchen attends the AKC Meet The Breeds event on Saturday in New York at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A dog waits to run the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday in New York, at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Dogs entered in the agility demonstrate skills required in the challenging obstacles that they will need to negotiate.

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A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen waits to run the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday in New York, at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A Pembroke Welsh Corgi runs the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship.

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A Papillon runs the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday.

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A Coton De Tulear runs the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday in New York.

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A Parson Russell Terrier runs the agility course during the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday in New York at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

 

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Calvin, a pointer from Scio, Ohio, participates in the meet the breed portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday in New York.

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Brussels griffons Karli, left, and Spice participate in the meet the breed portion of the140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday in New York.

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Tibr, a 4-year-old saluki from Newcastle, Del., gets his picture taken as he participates in the meet the breed portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Ophelia, a 4-year old bulldog from West Islip, N.Y., participates in the meet the breed portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Bearded collies Roy, left, and Pete participate in the meet the breed portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday.

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Sunny, a Siberian Huskie and his handler Alan Davis, of Pen Argyl, Pa., compete in the agility portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday in New York.

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Thor, a Bergamasco, participates in the meet the breed portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Maybelline, a 7-year-old Pug waits on the sidelines to compete in the agility portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday in New York.

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Morgan, a 13-year-old Chinese crested and his owner Taylor Potter of North Bergen, N.J., wait on the sidelines to compete in the agility portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Vislas and their owners wait on the sidelines of the agility portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday in New York.

 

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.

CJ, German shorthaired pointer, is crowned Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show 02/16/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:29pm]
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