Deerhound takes prize

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Angela Lloyd kisses the Scottish deerhound named Hickory who won best in show Tuesday.

NEW YORK --- A Scottish deerhound that loves to chase wild animals caught her biggest prize yet, winning best in show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club.

A 5-year-old named Hickory pulled a huge surprise at Madison Square Garden, bounding away with the title of America's top dog.

Judge Paolo Dondina of Italy picked 85-pound Hickory from a best-of-seven final show ring that truly sounded international -- there was a Pekingese, Portuguese water dog, Chinese shar-pei, smooth fox terrier, bearded collie and black cocker spaniel.

"People who own, breed, show dogs dream of this day," handler Angela Lloyd said.

Hickory won the hound group Monday night, then had to wait around all day for her big chance.

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