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Best In Show

Feb. 11 2009, Published 3:43 p.m. ET

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You can teach an old dog new tricks!

At 10, Stump became the oldest best in show winner ever at the Westminster Kennel Club, coming out of retirement only last week and walking off with the top prize Tuesday night.

A nearly full crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered loudly when judge Sari Tietjen pointed to the new champion. Perhaps the fans knew Stump's backstory -- he almost died in 2004 from a medical condition, saved by the vets at Texas A&M.

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"It was miraculous," expert handler Scott Sommer said.

Then again, maybe folks just liked rooting for the old guy. In human years, he's almost 70!

Nearly 2,500 dogs were entered at Westminster.

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