Melisa and Matt Ruppert of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, USA are US$100,000 richer, thanks to their pet dog Winston and a contest hosted by  Milk-Bone , according to an  article on  www.ChicagoTribune.com .

The 2-year-old Great Dane was chosen Monday as a spokesdog for  Del Monte Foods'  Milk-Bone following a contest in celebration of the snack food's 100th anniversary.

The company said Winston was one of 100 finalists and was the favorite in an online voting contest called Make a Milk-Bone Moment.