Pet dog grabs a big award at Westminster

Pet owners take heart when you’re watching Westminster on TV tonight with your dog snuggled up beside you on the sofa.

A papillon named Jaca has a new swagger after today. Bought as a pet, he won an award of merit in the breed competition at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday.

While many of the 2,573 dogs competing here have been bred to make it to the show ring. Jaca’s owner Tylia Smith of San Diego, says she “decided to show him because he was so beautiful and just to giving showing a try.”

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