Sky is America’s top dog. The wire fox terrier from Rialto won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 5-year-old female — whose full name is “GCh. Afterall Painting the Sky” — beat a field that included a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog and a bloodhound. This was a record 14th time that a wire fox terrier has won at the nation’s top dog show. Sky has won 129 best in show awards and was ranked as the country’s No. 1 show dog last year. Sky’s owners are Victor Malzoni Jr. and Torie Steele, and her handlers are Gabriel and Ivonne Rangel. Gabriel Rangel, who has a reputation as one of the country’s top dog handlers, led Sky through her paces. This was the second dog he has taken to victory at Westminster — he won in 2010 with a Scottish terrier named Sadie. According to the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Sky’s owners plan to retire her.
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