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updated 2/11/01
Who is Westminster's Top Dog?

The winner of this years Westminster Dog of the Year competition is Puffin, a Jack Russell owned by Lord Lucas.

Puffin beat off stiff competition from 10 other parliamentary pooches to become this year's top dog, taking over the prestigious title from Zak, a Greyhound belonging to Lord Lipsey.

Lord Lucas of Crudwell (Con) with Puffin the female Lucas terrier (aged 2),
winner of Westminster Dog of the Year 2001.

In second place is Camden, a Border Collie owned by Chris Pond. And third is Spike, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Andrew Rosindell.

Now in its ninth year, the Westminster Dog of the Year competition is run by the National Canine Defence League and the Kennel Club. The aim of this lighthearted event is to highlight the special relationship between a dog and their owner and to promote responsible dog ownership.