Speaking with NBC after winning the title, Whiskey's handler Justin Smithey said, "I think [he's] an outstanding example of what the ideal whippet would look like," he said. "This is our companion, our pet. He was born by my bed."
Whiskey the Whippet won the Hound Group before going on to beat the Doberman Pinscher for the highest prize.
The National Dog Show, which has been taking place since 1933, is one of the oldest benched dog shows in the United States.
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