NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four dogs advanced to the final round of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, including crowd-pleasers Bono the Havanese and Siba the standard poodle, who will compete in a pool of 7 for the “Best in Show” crown on Tuesday in New York.
The top dogs declared in the hound, non-sporting, herding and toy groups on Monday stood out among the more than 2,600 dogs entered in Westminster, the most prestigious annual event for show dogs in the United States.
Bono the Havanese seized Westminster’s toy group title for the second year in a row, drawing shouts of glee from the crowd of thousands at Madison Square Garden as he trotted around the ring, his floor-length silk coat flowing behind him.
“He has something that makes people look at him,” said Taffe McFadden, Bono’s handler, in an onstage interview.
A black standard poodle named Siba maintained her breed’s tradition of dominating the non-sporting group, becoming the 31st standard Poodle to…
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