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Top German shepherd is a no-go at Westminster dog show

(Kenneth Beatty/Sue Condreras via AP). In this 2017 image provided by Sue Condreras,  Fanucci, a German shepherd, poses with handler Sue Condreras last summer in upstate New York. Fanucci’s right rear leg was shattered in a van accident in 2014, leavin... (Kenneth Beatty/Sue Condreras via AP). In this 2017 image provided by Sue Condreras, Fanucci, a German shepherd, poses with handler Sue Condreras last summer in upstate New York. Fanucci’s right rear leg was shattered in a van accident in 2014, leavin...
(Stephanie Schrock via AP). Fanucci, a German shepherd, rests at the home of co-owner Stephanie Schrock in Milton, Del., a month after he was injured in a van accident in 2014. Fanccui’s right rear leg was shattered and he sustained other cuts and inju... (Stephanie Schrock via AP). Fanucci, a German shepherd, rests at the home of co-owner Stephanie Schrock in Milton, Del., a month after he was injured in a van accident in 2014. Fanccui’s right rear leg was shattered and he sustained other cuts and inju...

NEW YORK (AP) - A German shepherd that survived a brutal highway accident a few years is out of Westminster, and his show career might be over.

Fanucci was unable to walk into the ring Monday, the first day of two days of America's most prestigious dog show.

His owners think he might have been nipped by a playful puppy recently, or perhaps he shook his ear too hard and broke a blood vessel.

The 5-year-old was considered by many the nation's top German shepherd. But his left ear, the one closest to the judge, bubbled up and knocked him out of the competition.

Fanucci's right rear leg was shattered in 2014 when he jumped out of a van that was being towed. He was injured so badly his owners considered euthanizing him.

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