Bill Cosby's Dog Top Terrier at Westminster

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NEW YORK -- Erinn Cosby called her famous dad, then ran onto the green carpet at Madison Square Garden for more pressing business: kissing one lucky dog smack on the mouth.

Co-owned by Bill Cosby, a 6-year-old Dandie Dinmont named Harry won the always tough terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday night.

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Handler Bill McFadden waits on the sidelines with Harry prior to competing in the 131st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday.

"They were all beautiful dogs out there," Erinn Cosby said, "but there was only one."

Harry entered the No. 1 dog show in America as the country's top dog. But favorites often fall at this event, perhaps the reason the comedian stayed away.

"Bill thinks he has bad luck here in New York. But I want to change that," said Bill McFadden, Harry's handler.

Cosby originally was going to miss the show. After the win, however, plans may have changed.

"I just called him. Can you imagine anyone being more excited than him?" his 40-year-old daughter said. "And I'm not saying anything about where he'll be tomorrow."

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