German shepherd takes top honor in Rin Tin Tin look-alike contest

Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Author Susan Orlean pets Maximus, the winner of Saturday’s Rin Tin Tin look-alike contest near the Jean Cocteau Cinema, after the dog gave her a kiss. Orlean, who along with author and cinema owner George R.R. Martin and Mira Lopez of Teca Tu pet boutique, judged the contest, said Maximus reminded her of the dog on the cover of her book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. She added that the dog could easily stand in for Rin Tin Tin and ‘from the start, seemed to take charge.’ Maximus, owned by Glen Miller, was one of 25 dogs vying for the honor. Ben Swan/For The New Mexican

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