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Feb 26, 2013 1:33 PM by Andy Koen

Swagger: City's top dog honored

COLORADO SPRINGS - Swagger is a 90 pound gray and white Old English sheepdog who was a surprise contender at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

The crowd favorite, Swagger won his group championship but fell short of winning the show's top prize.

The television commentators were quick to pick up on the storyline surrounding his owner Colton Johnson. Johnson owns Sunrise Kennels and during the Waldo Canyon Fire he opened his crates to the pets of fire victims free of charge.

On Tuesday, Swagger became the first canine to be given the mayor's Spirit of the Springs award.

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