German shorthaired pointer named CJ wins 140th Westminster dog show

German shorthaired pointer named CJ wins 140th Westminster dog show
Handler Atkinson poses with CJ after they won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York
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NEW YORK - A German shorthaired pointer named C.J. won "Best in Show" at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 contestants over the two-day competition.

Westminster, which is the second longest continuously running sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby, drew entries from nearly 200 breeds and varieties and more than a dozen countries this year.

"He was born for this," said owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, from Temecula, California, after C.J. won best in the sporting group earlier in the night.

"There's something special about him."

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