NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Other dogs came to play, Swagger came to win.
Kept in peak form by running up 15 flights of stairs at his hotel, the old English sheepdog that nearly won at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last year bounded to an early victory Monday.
“‘You never know when you get in the ring,” co-owner and handler Colton Johnson said. “Tonight could be different, you never know.”
PHOTOS: Westminster Dog Show
A 135-pound bloodhound won the hound group and a miniature pinscher took the toy group Monday night at Madison Square Garden. The nonsporting and herding winners were being picked later.
Sporting, working and terrier dogs will compete Tuesday. The Best in Show will be chosen shortly before 11 p.m.