updated 11/23/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/24/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
Meet the new top dog.
A wire fox terrier walked off with the Best in Show title at this year’s National Dog Show, which aired Thursday. The 4-year-old bitch, whose call name, Eira, means snow in Welsh, beat out nearly 1,500 dogs at the 10th anniversary show that took place Nov. 19 in Philadelphia.
Eira, formally known as Ch. Steele Your Heart, began her winning day by taking top honors in the terrier group. Later, she outshined the English springer spaniel, the affenpinscher, the Australian shepherd, the Dalmatian, the Bernese mountain dog and the whippet to be crowned Best in Show.