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Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Rumor, a German shepherd, leaps to lick her handler and co-owner Kent Boyles on the face after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, early Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too.

Rumor was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Cheered loudly all around the ring by a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, she's just the second German shepherd champion at the event that began in 1877.

"Unbelievable

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