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Local Dog Makes Good

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He’s no Broadway Joe, but the Plott Hound will be seen around Manhattan this week. The Plott Hound has been the North Carolina State Dog since 1989. This week the breed makes its debut at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show is taking place today and tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. The best of the Plott Hound competitors will be chosen in judging at noon today. The best of the breeds compete against each other in the group competitions over the next two nights, with the grand champion of the show selected tomorrow night. The USA Network and CNBC are carrying the evening judging. The Plott Hound is known as a quick-foot, tenacious hunter rather than an over-groomed lap dog, but if our big dawg proves to be the star of the Hound Group, who knows what’s next–the role of arm candy for Paris Hilton?