Nephie, a pug, keeps an eye on her handler Andrew Mueller, of Seattle, as they wait to compete in the Junior showmanship category during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP)

Sad doggies: The agony of defeat at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Thousands entered and only one was declared best in show — but they were all very good boys and girls

Jillian Kestenbaum
February 16, 2017 2:00AM (UTC)

The 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show came to a close Tuesday night, and 5-year-old Rumor the German shepherd was declared the supreme winner. Sure, we could be like everyone else and fawn over the winner, but what about all the runners-up? Don't they deserve some recognition? If there ever were a competition that should give out medals for trying, it should be the Westminster.

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