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American Kennel Club

Never before has a dachshund been chosen as America's top dog. That could change Tuesday night

Never before has a dachshund been chosen as America's top dog. That could change Tuesday night

Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse?

Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's top dog competition. But that could change after sprightly Burns won the hound group Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

“Dachshunds are the best breed in the world!” handler Carlos Puig told the cheering crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Golden retrievers, Labs, Chihuahuas and Dalmatians are among other well-liked dogs that have gotten totally shut out here.

Clearly a fan favorite, Burns the longhaired dachshund will have a chance to win for all underdogs in the final ring of seven Tuesday...

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