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Sleek and aerodynamic, Whiskey the whippet is dashing through the dog show world.There more than 2,800 entries, including popular Biggie the pug, a Lhasa apso from Hawaii who surfs with his owner and the nation's No. 1-ranked qualifier last year, Grant the black cocker spaniel.Jil Walton says she'll be rooting hard for Whiskey – "I really, really want that whippet to win!" she said.See, she once brought a whippet to the Garden, too.Similar to greyhounds but smaller, whippets have tremendous acceleration and can sprint at 35 mph and up.Smithey, who figures he's competed at Westminster about 15 times, grew quiet at the mention of Vivi.Smithey, from Sugar Valley, Georgia, wants his 3-year-old with a champion's name of Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey to become the second whippet to win best in show here.Last year at Westminster, Whiskey won best of breed and finished fourth in the hound group; Bourbon also was honored.
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