Last Minute Decision Pays Off At Westminster


STAYS A TOP DOG AT WESTMINSTER NEARLY MISSED HER SHOT AT BEST IN SHOW DUE TO RETIREMENT. BUT SHE GOT BACK IN THE GAME AND IT PAID OFF. CINDY HSU HAS THE STORY. Reporter: RUMOR, THE GERMAN SHEPHERD, IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND ON TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING FOR A PHOTO OP AND ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS IN THE WORLD. IT’S STAR TREATMENT FOR THIS 5- YEAR-OLD CHAMPION WHO ALSO ENJOYED HER STEAK LUNCH AT SARDI’S. WHAT’S AMAZING IS HER BACK STORY. SHE IS HAS BEEN COMPETING SHINS SHE WAS ABOUT A YEAR AND WON 104 BEST IN SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND CAME VERY CLOSE LAST YEAR AT WESTMINSTER. PRETTY MUCH THOUGHT WE WOULD RETIRE HER AT THAT POINT IN TIME BUT SHE WAS KIND OF LOOKING THE PART AND WHAT NOT AND WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT ONE MORE SHOT. Reporter: AND SHE DID IT! ONLY THE SECOND GERMAN SHEPHERD TO TAKE HOME THE TOP PRIZE SINCE WESTMINSTER STARTED IN 1877 AND HER NAME RUMOR COMES FROM THE ADELE SONG. ♪[ MUSIC ]♪ Reporter: THE KIDS IN HER FAMILY NAMED HER. THEY WERE EXCITED WHEN SHE WON. I CRIED! WE JUMPED UP. AND, UM, ME AND HIM ARE STAYING BY EACH OTHER AND CRYING. WE’RE LIKE, YEAH!! Reporter: DANIEL IS 8 YEARS OLD AND THIS WAS HIS FIRST TIME AT WESTMINSTER. HE TELLS ME HE KNOWS WHY RUMOR WON. THE SECRET INGREDIENT. Reporter: YOU THINK YOU’RE THE SECRET SAUCE? PROBABLY. [ LAUGHTER ] I JUST DREAMED HOORAY! Reporter: SO YOU’LL NEED TO COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR IF YOU BRING ANOTHER DOG. I GUESS. YEAH. Reporter: BUT FOR RUMOR, THE FAMILY SAYS IT’S BACK TO BEING A HOUSE DOG. RUMOR GOES BACK TO WISCONSIN TOMORROW AND WILL FOCUS ON MOTHERHOOD AND PUPPIES. IN MIDTOWN, CINDY HSU, CBS 2 NEWS. SHE IS NOT A DIVA, SHE LOST ALL DOGS BIG AND SMALL AND APPARENTLY COMPETITION, SHE WAS IN IT TO WIN IT. WELL DONE.

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