The “Wizard of Odds”, Johnny Avello, has predicted the correct breed as winner for the past five years. This year, his top pick is the Smooth Fox Terrier, at 6 – 1 odds. His other favorites are the Pekingese (7 – 1) and the Boxer (8 – 1). Here’s the complete list.
And how could he go wrong with a Terrier? Dogs from this group have won Best in Show titles in 46 of the 135-year history of Westminster shows.
The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competition will be televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show competition will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM ET.
If you can’t get to a television during the show, check in here frequently. I’ll be live-blogging the winners of each group as they are broadcast.
Check out my picks in the new issue of our bi-weekly newsletter, Straight Poop, and feel free to comment below on who you think will win!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!