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Scottish deerhound "Tiger Woods" wins Westminster's hound group

February 10, 2009 |  2:07 pm

Handler Clifford W. Steele and his Scottish deerhound, Ch Gayleward's Tiger 
Woods, run in the ring during the Hound Group, which he won, during the 133rd 
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Winner of the Westminster Dog Show's hound group was Ch. Gayleward's Tiger Woods, a 7-year-old male Scottish deerhound bred and owned by Gayle Bontecou and handled by Clifford W. Steele. 

Bontecou is, predictably, an avid golfer.  She told USA Today that her prize-winning dog was named after the golf pro because "there's nothing better than Tiger Woods," adding that his human namesake should approve "because he's really good. They both are total athletes."

A Scottish deerhound has never won best in show at Westminster.

Rounding out the top four hounds were an Irish wolfhound named Ch. Dun Myrica Speaker of Eagle, a bloodhound named Ch. Quiet Creek's Mi Amor and a wirehaired dachshund named Ch. Daybreak's Awesome Blossom W.

--Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

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