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German shepherd wins Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rumor, a German shepherd, was named best in show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, besting more than 2,800 other dogs that competed in New York this week.

It marks the second time a German shepherd has won the top prize at the show. The breed last won in 1987, which also represents the only other time a dog from the herding group has won at Westminster.

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A Boxer named Devlin wins the Working group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City, U.S. February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
A Brussels Griffon relaxes on its owner's lap backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City, U.S. February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: An English Setter competes in the sporting category during the final night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A Boxer named Devlin wins the Working group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City, U.S. February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A Cocker Spaniel competes during the sporting category on the final night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Bichon Frises is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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Adrian, an Irish Setter and his handler Adam Bernardin celebrate winning the Sporting Group judging at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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A Bichon Frise is groomed backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

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A Chow Chow is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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A Bulldog is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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An Old English Sheepdog is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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A Pembroke Welsh Corgi waits to compete at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

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A Standard Poodle competes at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

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An Italian Greyhound competes during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

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A French Bulldog runs during competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Yorkshire Terrier runs during competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A bulldog rests before competing at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Italian Greyhounds compete during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Toy Poodle is groomed backstage before competing at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

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Borzoi dogs prepare to take the field to compete at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

An Italian Greyhound competes during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Maltese dogs prepare to take the field for competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Lhasa Apso is seen in the Benching Area area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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A group of Pembroke Welsh Corgis wait to compete at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Beagles line up in the judging area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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A Beaucerons is seen in the judging area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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A handler is seen with a Dalmatian in the judging ring during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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Dogs are seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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A Chinese Crested Powder Puff rests with Kristen Riddley in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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A Beaucerons is seen in the judging area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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An Afghan is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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A Standard Poodle is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 .

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Half sisters Elsa (2) and Faith (5) represent the South Carolina State dog, the Boykin Spaniel, at the 'Meet the Breed' Day ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on February 11, 2017 in New York City.

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Acela, a three year old Papillon from Long Island, NY, waits to take part in the Masters Agility Championships at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on February 11, 2017 in New York City.

(Photo credit should read Julie McGuire/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

11 year old Bergamasco Alpine Sheepdog, D'Artagnan, takes a break during the 'Meet the Breeds' day ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on February 11, 2017 in New York City.  

(Photo credit should read Julie McGuire/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Cessie, a Coton De Tulear from Beverley Hills, California, sits on the shoulders of owner Jessica Macintire after competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

A Boxer is wrapped in a blanket after competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Sky Guy, an Italian Greyhoud, stands with its handler before competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Diamond, a Standard Smooth Dachshund wears a coat and jewels before competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

A Standard Poodle is groomed in the benching area by his handler before competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

A Lhasa Apso competes at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Yorkshire Terrier rests in the Benching Area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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The Pulik is seen in the judging area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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A Maltese sits in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017.

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"She's got a lot of beautiful details," Rumor owner, breeder and handler Kent Boyles, from Edgerton, Wisconsin, said about the features that make Rumor a winner.

Boyles, who said he became "German shepherd crazy" as a child, has been breeding the dog for 35 years.

Boyles said he and his family will drive back to Wisconsin with Rumor, where she will be retired from shows. "This was definitely the ultimate type of win for her," Boyles said. Rumor, whose favorite snack is prime rib, will likely begin bearing puppies, Boyles said.

Rumor won the herding category in 2016 as well, but lost the top prize to a German shorthaired pointer.

"She is just magnificent," Judge Thomas H. Bradley III said, in an interview with broadcasters about his pick.

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A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area before competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S. February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A Chinese Crested is seen in the Judging area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheepdog is seen in the benching area during Day One of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 13, 2017 . / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Sky Guy, an Italian Greyhoud has his hat adjusted as he stands with his handler before competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S. February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A Norwegian Buhund is seen backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City, U.S. February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
A Berger Picard is photographed after a demonstration of the types of agility tests that will be in this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, U.S., January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A parti-color Spaniel is carried by his handler during competition in the Sporting Group during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A Dogue de Bordeaux yawns on the sidelines during judging in the Working Group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Rumor, a German shepherd and winner of Best In Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, poses for photographers at Madison Square Garden in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Komondor 'BettyBoop' is seen in the judging area during day two of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show in New York on February 14, 2017. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Adrian, an Irish setter from the sporting group, was named runner-up.

A total of 200 breeds vied for the blue ribbon at Westminster, which began in 1877, making it the country's second longest-running sporting event behind the Kentucky Derby horse race, launched in 1875.

Devlin, a boxer, won the working group on Tuesday, while Tanner, a Norwich terrier, was the winner in the terrier group.

On Monday, the opening night of the two-day competition, in addition to the German shepherd Rumor, a Norwegian elkhound, a Pekingese, and a miniature poodle won their groups.

Devlin, the boxer, has lived with and been trained by Diego Garcia in Lillington, North Carolina for the past two years, and will return to her owner in Canada after the show to retire.

"I started to cry this morning," Garcia said about returning Devlin.

Three new breeds debuted in this year's competition: the sloughi, a North African sighthound; the American hairless terrier, first bred in the 1970s to hunt rats and other vermin; and the pumi, an ancient Hungarian herding breed.

This year's contestants came from 49 states and 16 foreign countries. Dogs are judged on characteristics specific to their breeds.

(Reporting by Laila Kearney, Editing by Richard Chang, Sandra Maler and Himani Sarkar)

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Visitors pat a Bengal cat at the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2017. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
An attendee holds a Sweet Minskin cat during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S. February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Attendees look at Tony the Tiger, a Toyger cat, the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S. February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Uno an America Shorthair cat attends the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, U.S. February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A cat is pictured at a stall during the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2017. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Attendees play with Bengal cats during the annual Meet the Breed event ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Visitors watch a Bengal cat at the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on February 11, 2017. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A Sphynx cat sits for a photograph during the annual Meet the Breed event ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A British Shorthair cat takes a nap during the annual Meet the Breed event ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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