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Burton teen is victorious at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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(02/15/13) - A Burton teen, who's been showing dogs since the age of four, has made history with a big win.

Sixteen-year-old Savannah Livingston won top prize in the Junior Showmanship category at the famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

She beat out 97 other dog handlers with a two-and-a-half-year-old American Cocker Spaniel named Ally.

ABC12 got to meet both lucky ladies Friday evening.

This was Savannah's eighth time competing at the prestigious Madison Square Garden event in New York City, but she still gets nervous.

"It's kind of like the Super Bowl of dog shows. Very, very nerve-racking. We worked real hard to get there and to be qualified to go to the Garden. The whole experience was very overwhelming," she said.

Livingston is a former student of Kearsley High School.

She's being home-schooled now, so she can focus on her dream of one day becoming a professional dog handler.

She also has her sights set on a degree in equestrian studies at Michigan State or Kentucky University.

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