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Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names

The German shorthaired pointer who won the top prize at Tuesday's Westminster dog show is called Carlee by her owners. But the dog's official name is Ch Kan-Point's VJK Autumn Roses -- a typical name for a champion pure bred. Slate's Andy Bowers explains why show dogs have such lengthy names.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.

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