German shepherd is top dog at Westminster show

Rumor, a German shepherd, came out of retirement to win best in show Tuesday at the Westminster Kennel Club at Madison Square Garden in New York.

She’s the second German shepherd to win since the event began in 1877, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reports that although she nearly won last year, Rumor was at home in Wisconsin as a house pet headed toward having puppies when she jumped back into the show ring in January.

Rumor beat out a Norwegian elkhound, a Pekingese, a miniature poodle, an Irish setter, a boxer and a Norwich terrier in the final ring. The Irish setter called Adrian finished second, the AP reports.

Rumor is named for the Adele hit song “Rumor Has It.”

There were nearly 2,800 dogs entered in the 141st Westminster canine competition, spread across the 202 eligible breeds and varieties, according to the AP.

Here are the seven group winners, according to CNN:

Best Hound: Daggarwood Delight, a female Norwegian elkhound known as Duffy

Best Toy: Pequest Pickwick, a male pekingese known as Chuckie

Best Non-sporting: Danfour Avalon As If, a female miniature poodle known as Aftin

Best Herding: Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, a female German shepherd known as Rumor

Best Sporting: Sea Breeze, a male Irish setter known as Adrian

Best Working: Speak Of The Devil, a female boxer known as Devlin

Best Terrier: Twice As Nice, a male Norwich terrier known as Tanner