'Diamond Jim' Wins Westminster Dog Show

An English springer spaniel named Diamond Jim won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday, beating more than 2,600 canine competitors. Now he will retire from show competition. But he won't just rest on his laurels. The new champ is a therapy dog and has worked with Alzheimer's patients.

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RENÉE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

And today, America welcomes the champion, an English springer spaniel named Diamond Jim. He won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club last night, beating more than 2,600 other canine competitors. After celebrating, top dog Diamond Jim will enter retirement. But his handler says he's not going to be just a couch potato, the new champ is a therapy dog that's worked with Alzheimer patients.

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