Wire fox terrier wins dog show twice

Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The National Dog Show in Philadelphia picked a wire fox terrier as "Best In Show" for the second year in a row, the first time a breed has won consecutively.

Sky, a 4-year-old fox wire terrier, was chosen as "Best In Show" over 1,500 other canines at Thursday's dog show, one year after a fox wire terrier named Eira won the title, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Sky is co-owned by Victor Malzoni of Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Torie Steele of Malibu, who also co-owns Eira.

"Sky is a very beautiful wire fox terrier," handler Gabriel Rangel told People magazine. "She is a natural show dog with a short, well-balanced body. She has a beautiful head and her face is unbelievable."

Best in Show judge Vicki Abbott said in a release from the National Dog Show she was impressed with Sky's "keen expression and that dense, wiry coat."

"The handler let her show herself and she performed," she said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Tacoma high school stadium rapidly floods in 'epic rain storm'
Restaurant offers partial ownership in 30-pound burrito 'challenge'
Fishermen find boar swimming four miles offshore
Drunk driving suspect drove topless van with a motorcycle inside
Florida woman arrested, jailed after web streaming her DUI, police say