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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.

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