Photos: Westminster Kennel prelims

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Sophie, a Standard Poodle, is groomed before her showing at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The half-sister of the southwestern Illinois-born beagle that won the American Kennel Club's Westminster dog competition's best of show four years ago has some awards of her own.
   
Belleville-bred Allie was named best of the opposite sex in the 15-inch beagle category Monday at the well-known dog show in New York.
   
Allie would have had to win best of breed to compete for best of show like her half-brother, Uno, did in 2008. Now-retired Uno became the first beagle to win that competition that year.
   
Uno went on to visit the White House, and Illinois' then-lieutenant governor, Pat Quinn, deemed a day that year "Uno the Beagle Day."
 

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