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Beagle Miss P Takes Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show 2015: Cute Photos of the Winner

Miss P the Beagle won Westminster
Miss P the Beagle won Westminster

Every dog has its day, and Tuesday, Feb. 17, belonged to one very special beagle. A prime specimen of the breed named Miss P won big at the 139th Annual Westminster Dog Show. 

The 4-year-old Miss P, whose full name is Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, took home the title of Best in Show at the long-running event in New York City. The Canada-based Miss P is only the second beagle to ever win the contest, and she is the grandniece of the previous winner, 2008’s champion Ch. K-Run’s Park Me In First.

terrier grooming
A Welsh Terrier stands on blocks during grooming in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015.

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This year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was a bit of a change of pace for the classic competition, which is often dominated by terriers. Wire Fox Terriers and Scottish Terriers have won the most titles in the 108-year history. 

An Afghan runs in the ring at the at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City.

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Miss P had an early lead in the competition when she was ranked first in her hound category on Monday, Feb. 16. 

miss p walks

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Other high-performing pups included a Shih Tzu named GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, a standard poodle named GCH Dawin Hearts On Fire, and an Old English sheepdog named GCH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. The group also included a well-connected Portugese water dog named Matisse, who is the cousin of the Obama family dog Sunny

According to The New York Times, the victorious beagle was celebrated by judges for her “wonderful type” and “wonderful head,” after she performed well on the carpet at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden. Miss P follows last year’s winner, a fox terrier named GCH Afterall Painting The Sky.