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Dog Show Winner To Be Announced

February 17, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Even before the Westminster Kennel Club crowned its Best-in-Show, Mary Ross already had a successful run with her Shetland sheepdog.

``We’ve done New York, seen Broadway and we’re sending him off in style,″ Ross, the owner and trainer, said Tuesday, hours before Ch. Satin’s Limited Edition and six other champions vied for the top honor in the dog world.

Ross was attending her first Westminster show as was Susannah Rouse, who was busy early Tuesday trying to contain her Briard, Ch. Norilyn Look Out World, an 85-pound, exuberant French sheepdog with long silky hair.

``He’s a piece of work,″ Rouse said.

Norwich Terrier Ch. Fairewood Frolic spent Tuesday sitting in her bed and eating chocolates. Rocki, as she is known, was resting after from winning the terrier group competition Monday night.

The seven group winners over the past two days went at it Tuesday night for the 122nd Best-in-Show crown at Madison Square Garden, where judging began at 10:15 p.m. EST.

Monday night’s group winners were:

_Working group: Ch. Nanuke’s Take No Prisoners, Alaskan Malamute, owned by Dr. William Newman, Kathy Leuer and Sandra D’Andrea of Barker, N.Y.

_Ch. Fairewood Frolic, Norwich Terrier, owned by Sandina Kennels, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

_Toy group: Ch. Dignity of Jewelry House Yoko, Toy Poodle, owned by Kaz Hosaka and Yoko Kamiya, Greenwood, Del.

_Nonsporting group: Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy, Standard Poodle, owned by Mrs. Alan Robson, Glenmore, Pa.

Only dogs that have achieved champion status through points at American Kennel Club shows were eligible to enter Westminster.

At Westminster, the most prestigious event of its kind in the United States, dogs are judged solely on how they compare to the ideal of their breed.

Competing for top dog this year were 2,500 canines from 47 states and the District of Columbia, Bermuda, Canada, Japan and South America.

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