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(NEW YORK) — Over 3,000 dogs at the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show competed for a variety of awards, but German Shorthaired Pointer CJ won the prestigious top title of Best in Show.

It’s the third win for a German Shorthaired Pointer. The other two wins were in 1974 and 2005.

The pooches were judged based on how closely they met the traditional standard created by the parent club for their breed, according to the Westminster Kennel Club’s official website.

The created standard takes into consideration factors like movement, temperament and physical traits like height and weight, coat and ear shape and placement, the WKC wrote on its site.

Watch the video below to go behind-the-scenes at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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