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A Beagle Named Miss P Won Best In Show At Westminster

It was only the second time a Beagle has won.

Last updated on February 17, 2015, at 11:50 p.m. ET

Posted on February 17, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. ET

AP Mary Altaffer

A beagle named Miss P won best in show at the Westminster Dog Show Tuesday evening.

Judge David Merriam picked Miss P as the top dog Tuesday, prompting audible gasps from the crowd at Madison Square Garden, the Associated Press reported.

Miss P is only the second Beagle to ever win the show. She is headed for retirement, her owner said Tuesday. Miss P's registered name is actually "Tashtins Lookin For Trouble."

AP Mary Altaffer

A 15-inch beagle hailing from a kennel club in British Columbia, Miss P won the hound group Monday. She is the grandniece of Uno, the first beagle to win best in show in 2008.

Miss P is co-owned by Eddie Dziuk, who also owns Uno.


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The competition for best in show included a poodle, an Old English sheepdog, an English Springer Spaniel, a Portuguese water dog, a Skye terrier, and a Shih Tzu that belongs to kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst.

Miss P and her owners do not get a cash reward for winning. Instead, the AP reports, they may end up with lucrative breeding rights, as well as "prestige forever in the dog circles."

"So this is my life now?" - Miss P #WKCDogShow

Video taken Tuesday night showed that Miss P was quite excited about the win.