Sky is America’s top dog.
The wire fox terrier won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.
The 5-year-old female — whose full name is “GCh. AfterAll Painting the Sky” — beat a field that included a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog and a bloodhound.
This was a record 14th time that a wire fox terrier has won at the nation’s top dog show.
“They were bred to look for trouble so they’re always on their toes out there,” Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications and longtime WKC Dog Show TV co-host David Frei said of the terrier breed. “It’s their world and we’re just living in it and I think that gives them a little extra edge in the show ring.”
Frei appeared on “Good Morning America” today along with Sky, who proved to be frisky and friendly during her morning show appearance.
“She’s got this little extra something, as you can see,” Frei said.
Sky has won 129 best in show awards and was ranked as the country’s No. 1 show dog last year.
“This is just another day at the office for her,” said Frei.
Sky topped the 2,845 dogs entered in the show. They were eligible in 190 breeds and varieties. The standard poodle named Ally was chosen as the runner-up.
“They couldn’t have this kind of success if they didn’t love it,” Frei said of the dogs who competed.
Sky’s owners are Victor Malzoni Jr. and Torie Steele, and her handlers are Gabriel and Ivonne Rangel. An overjoyed Gabriel Rangel stood with Sky following Tuesday’s title.
“I’m so proud of her. … There’s no words to describe this,” he told a reporter with USA Network, which broadcast the show.
Beyond the dog show circuit, Sky knows how to have fun, too. In July, she was photographed wearing a shaggy wig and tinted glasses.
She even has a Twitter account — @Skywirefox.
According to the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif., Sky’s owners plan to retire her following Tuesday’s title.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.