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Hickory is top dog at Westminster show

Updated: February 16, 2011, 8:57 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A Scottish deerhound that loves to chase wild animals wound up catching her biggest prize yet.

A 5-year-old named Hickory pulled a huge surprise Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club, winning best in show and the title of America's top dog. She became the first of her breed to capture the purple-and-gold ribbon and shiny silver bowl.

"I think Hickory could feel my lead that I was excited and went with it," handler Angela Lloyd said.

Judge Paolo Dondina ...

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