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Northstate Corgi Named a Top Dog at Westminster Dog Show

Published On: Feb 12 2013 08:56:21 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 13 2013 12:21:06 AM CST
Coco  the Corgi Photo
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A Corgi from Red Bluff was named one of the top dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

Coco is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi owned by Julie and Bill Divens.

She was named Best in Breed, making her a finalist in the herding group. Her family calls her Coco, but her full name is Riverside Telltails Coco Posh.

"She was born a show quality puppy, but that enabled her to go from basically a pet to not only grand champion but to be invited to Westminster," said owner Julie Divens. "You only get invited if you're top five of your breed. Right now she's top three!"

The Divens began showing Coco in dog shows about a year ago. Coco will not return home until 2014 because she will be touring for the rest of the time.