King, an eight-year-old Wire Fox Terrier with an impressive goatee, was named “Best in Show” at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show
in New York on Tuesday, bringing home one more title for his breed. The dog show’s top prize has been going to Wire Fox Terriers more often than to any other breed in the show’s 113-year history.
A total of 15 Wire Fox Terriers have earned treats and pats by winning the big prize. Other breeds successful in the competition have been Scottish Terriers with eight wins and English Springer Spaniels, a type of hunting dog, with six titles.
Out of the winners, 73 have been male and 39 have been female dogs. The oldest dog to ever win "Best in Show" was 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel Stump, who won in 2009. The youngest was a nine-month-old Collie named Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven in 1929. One dog, Smooth Fox Terrier Warren Remedy even took home the grand prize three times, in 1907, 1908 and 1909.