Rumor Has It! German Shepherd Named Best in Show by Westminster Kennel Club

Playing Canine Named After Adele Song Takes First Place At Westminster Dog Show

Rumor the German shepherd took highest honors at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The 5-year-old dog from Wisconsin show veteran beat 3,000 other canines from 202 breeds.

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It's the first time in 20 years a German shepherd has taken the top prize at the dog show, and following the big win, Rumor got a nice juicy steak to nosh on as a prize

The canine was named after the Adele tune, "Rumor Has It," from her blockbuster album, 21.

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The Kennel Club proudly posted images of Rumor on Instagram.

 

The 141st #WKCDogShow Best in Show is "Rumor" the German Shepherd!!!

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On the morning after the big win, Rumor took a trip to the Empire State Building, where he posed for pictures.

 

Rumor soaks in the #Manhattan skyline during her winning press tour. #WKCDogShow

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Rumor then went to the famous Sardis for lunch.

 

It's feast time! @sardisnyc #wkcdogshow

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Rumor's handler and co-owner Kent Boyles told Inside Edition: "She is a little tired right now staying up at the party. She kept looking up at us owners saying, ‘when are we going home?’"

Boyles confirmed that the big victory will be Rumor's final dog show appearance and she wil go into retirement. 


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