A week ago today, a Sussex named Stump won the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Since this breed's not typically in the public eye, I gathered up some facts on this short-legged spaniel. Despite its somber and serious expression, the breed's friendly, with a cheerful disposition, and much more. Learn all about these pooches and start my quiz.Take the Quiz
Stump would like the steak please. Oops, you lost a bit there, buddy. That's right in addition to a catapult to popularity for the country's reigning Best In Show, Stump got his choice of a juicy steak or tender chicken breast for a special snack. BTW, that's not just any bit of meat either – it was served up at Charlie Palmer's Metrazur restaurant at Grand Central Terminal as part of a charity brunch yesterday.
As part of the second annual event, he also got a bag with extraordinary swag . . . and more photos. Can you blame them 'cause what a little ham he's turning out to be.
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Last night this pup made all kinds of history being the first Sussex Spaniel and the oldest dog ever to win Westminster. I think Stump's rather stumptastic and my favorite thing about this pup is hands down (paws up) this trick. Doesn't he look like he's pretending to be a stump posing like that?!
As cute as the pup was in the show ring at MSG, his life hasn't been easy. Although he won the Sporting group when he last competed in 2004, he got a mysterious illness shortly thereafter – "his whole body completely quit" – and spent 19 days in a Texas A&M hospital before being miraculously cured. Since then he's just been hanging out and doing whatever he wants to do . . . and, last night, he wanted to win.
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