LIGONIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local golden retriever was recognized for his accomplishments.

Westmoreland County commissioners issued a proclamation Thursday for Daniel, from Ligonier, for helping put a spotlight on the township.

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Daniel was named the Best Sporting Dog last month at the Westminster Kennel Club.

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He is also the uncle of Zane, Pittsburgh Police’s comfort dog.

Daniel will be the grand marshall for the Fort Ligonier Days parade in October.

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