American Kennel Club

Poquoson dog making history at Westminster

Poquoson dog making history at Westminster

Cannoli has a chance to make history. To be the first of all time.

Cannoli, a 3-year-old Lagotto Romagnolo owned by Jim and Carolyn Talbert of Poquoson, will compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show this week in New York. The breed (pronounced lah-GO-toe roe-mahn-YO-lo) was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club last summer, so this will be its first appearance at Westminster.

And that means Cannoli is one of five Lagotto Romagnolos with a shot to win the first "Best in Breed" honor at the nation's most popular dog show.

"When it's the first year, you have a responsibility to properly represent your...