Retired Spaniel Makes Comeback At Westminster At the Westminster dog show, the top dog was also the oldest dog ever to win. Ten-year-old Stump took best in show honors Tuesday night. The Sussex spaniel had been retired. His handler said he decided to show Stump one last time, almost on a whim.
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Retired Spaniel Makes Comeback At Westminster

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

At the Westminster dog show last night, the top dog was also the oldest ever to win. Stump took best in show. The Sussex spaniel, who at 10 years old is almost 70 in human years, had actually retired. Plus, the floppy-eared canine had nearly died from a mysterious illness. His handler said he decided to show Stump one last time, almost on a whim. He beat out nearly 2,500 dogs, including a Scottish deerhound named Tiger Woods.

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