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rumor has puppies

Westminster’s 2017 Best in Show winner, Rumor the German Shepherd Dog, has had a litter of eight puppies. Rumor had her litter of four boys and four girls at the end of August, Madison Channel 3000 reports.

Rumor retired from the show world after her Westminster win in February 2017. But life hasn’t settled down for this busy champion. “She’s been a great mother,” her owner and handler Kent Boyles told Channel 3000.

In addition to being a mother, Rumor also has been making appearances and doing therapy work at children’s hospitals.

As for the pups, Boyles hasn’t decided where their final homes will be. He has already been contacted about the puppies, but hasn’t made any commitments. He also plans to evaluate them to see if any will be good candidates to follow in their mother’s footsteps, and compete in conformation.

Congratulations, Rumor!

See Rumor and her adorable puppies in the video here.

And make sure to follow us to keep up with coverage of the AKC National Championship in December. Rumor won Best in Show at the 2015 Championship. Channel 3000 reports that Boyles plans on taking Tony, Rumor’s half-brother, to compete this year. Get a sneak peek of AKC National Championship events here.