Top dog at Westminster Kennel Club show

German shorthaired pointer CJ posing with owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson after winning "Best in Show" at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. CJ, short for California Journey, beat more than 2,
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German shorthaired pointer CJ posing with owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson after winning "Best in Show" at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

CJ, short for California Journey, beat more than 2,700 contestants in the two-day competition, which is the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby.

It drew entries comprising nearly 200 breeds and varieties from more than a dozen countries this year.

CJ, who also won "Best in the Sporting Group" that night, will receive a trophy and embark on a media tour as the show's champion.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2016, with the headline 'Top dog at Westminster Kennel Club show'. Print Edition | Subscribe