GCH Wrightwyn's Power Play, a Bedlington terrier owned by Sandra Bethea of Gulfport, won best of breed at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday.
Bethea is a professional dog groomer at K-9 P.A.W.S. in Gulfport.
But the Coast dog, nicknamed Rion, was no match for Sky the wire fox terrier, who was named America's top dog.
Sky won best in show Tuesday night, beating out a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, bloodhound, an Irish water spaniel, a Cardigan Welsh corgi and a miniature pinscher.
Judge Betty Regina Leininger picked the winner at a nearly full Madison Square Garden.
According to information from the Westminster Kennel Club website, GCH Wrightwyn's Power Play was born Feb. 23, 2011, was bred by Brent Wright, sired by CH King's Ransom For the Jester and his dam is Wrightwyn's Reason to Believe.
According to Bethea's Facebook page, she is a professional award-winning stylist, a nationally certified master groomer and a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America Inc. She regularly brings dogs to the Westminster show.
There were 2,845 dogs entered in the show. They were eligible in 190 breeds and varieties.