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Best in Show
The Westminster Dog Show is like the Super Bowl for those with four legs—it's the ultimate competition. Scores of well-bred pooches entered in 2007—and the coveted Best in Show award was given to Felicity's Diamond Jim, an English springer spaniel.

This 6-year-old champion—accompanied by his handler, Kellie, and owners Terri and Allan—goes by James.

Terri, a former handler and current breeder, says she knew James had what it took to be a champion from back when he was a puppy. "When he was born he had perfect markings. I couldn't have painted them on any better," she says. "They have to have what we call the total package, which is the right temperament [and] trainability, which he certainly had."

Not only are English springer spaniels like James proven winners, Terri says they're also great family dogs. "They like to be everywhere with you," she says.
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Published on January 01, 2006

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