Westminster 2018: Non-Sporting Group Winner

February 12, 2018

Bichon Frise, 5 Years Old, Sitting In Front Of White BackgroundWinning the Sporting Group tonight:

Winner: Bichon Frise “Flynn”
2nd Place: Standard Poodle “Kate”
3rd Place: Boston Terrier “Vinny”
4th Place: Keeshond “Jango”

Coming up next: our last group of the night, the Herders.

Westminster 2018: Toy Group Winner

February 12, 2018

Baby pug. Dog pug. Close up face of a very Cute pugBest of the Toys:

Winner: Pug “Biggie”
2nd Place: Pekingese “Bernie”
3rd Place: Affenpinscher “Emmitt”
4th Place: English Toy Spaniel (KC&R) “Paddington”

Come back soon for the Non-Sporting Group.

Westminster 2018: Hound Group Winner

February 12, 2018

Borzoi stockTaking top honors in the Hound Group tonight:

Winner: Borzoi “Lucy”
2nd place: Bloodhound “Bob”
3rd place: 15″ Beagle “Magnum”
4th place: Whippet “Whiskey”

Up next: the Toy Group.

Westminster 2018 Group Judging Gets Underway

February 12, 2018

Nothing like having a Metropolitan Opera star sing the National Anthem! It was absolutely beautifully done, and NYC firefighters presented the colors.

If you haven’t turned on your TV yet, look for FS1 in your channel line-up. Seems weird that David Frei won’t be announcing this year, but I’m hoping the FS1 announcers do a better job than the goofball on NatGeo Wild this afternoon. With any luck, these guys will actually understand the concepts behind a dog show.

I’ll be posting group winners from tonight’s show within about 5 minutes of when they’re announced, and may post a few random tidbits if I hear anything interesting on the show tonight, just in case you can’t be watching.

The Hound Group has taken the ring at Madison Square Garden!

Westminster 2018: Best in Non-Sporting Breed Results

February 12, 2018

American Eskimo Dogs GCHP CH Nuuktok’s Atka Inukshuk
Bichons Frises GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love
Boston Terriers GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible
Bulldogs CH Cherokee Legend White Pearl
Chinese Shar-Pei GCHP CH Brekkukots Allies With Underdog CGC
Chow Chows GCHB CH Eastern Magic Historial Moment
Cotons de Tulear CH Coton Field First Kiss
Dalmatians GCHG CH Spotlight Maybe It’s Maybelline
Finnish Spitz GCHS CH Kunniakas Whizz Bang Wallop
French Bulldogs CH Valpo’s Man Of Steel
Keeshonden CH Skyline Summerwind Order In The Court
Lhasa Apsos GCH CH Xeralane’s Bite Me
Lowchen GCHB CH Bihar’s Here’s Looking At You
Norwegian Lundehunds CH Ydun
Poodles (Miniature) GCH CH Danfour Keep The Madness Rolling
Poodles (Standard) GCH Hightide Stormsurge
Schipperkes GCHB CH Delamer Teeny Weeny Burberry Bikini
Shiba Inu GCH CH San Jo J’Adore
Tibetan Spaniels GCHG CH Kan Sing’s Ambrier’s Manaslu V. Altnaharra
Tibetan Terriers GCHS CH Tripitaka Bite The Bullet
Xoloitzcuintli GCHB CH Roxom Del Rey

Westminster 2018: Best in Toy Breed Results

February 12, 2018

Affenpinschers GCHS CH Tamarin Tailback
Brussels Griffons GCHS Somerset Wynzall Hashtag
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels GCHB CH KBPride Rattlebridge Fergus
Chihuahuas (Long Coat) Kokura Yama Jp Deep Gradually
Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) GCH CH Kaylen’s General Kai Panda
English Toy Spaniels
(Blenheim & Prince Charles) GCHS CH Clussexx Cream And Crimson
English Toy Spaniels
(King Charles & Ruby) GCh CH Clussexx Paddington of Fliwerway
Havanese GCHB CH Briarcliff’s La Bamba
Italian Greyhounds GCH CH Maplewood’s Blue Suede Shoes At Piccino
Japanese Chin GCH CH Fabel-Mi Lucky Star
Maltese CH It’s Just For You Maltangel Du Clos Trois Rivieres
Manchester Terriers (Toy) GCHG CH Cottage Lake’s Our Lady of Fatima
Miniature Pinschers GCH CH Sanderlin Dances Thru The Galaxy
Papillons GCH CH Involo Man In The Mirror
Pekingese CH Pequest Feel The Burn
Pomeranians Top Of The World Paradise House
Poodles (Toy) CH Smash Jp Copenhagen
Pugs GCHS CH Hill Country’s Puttin’ On The Ritz
Shih Tzu GCH CH Winterholme Any Way U Want It
Silky Terriers GCH CH Joie De Vivre Winddancer Stoli My Heart
Toy Fox Terriers GCHS CH Valcopy Hot N Flashy Niklby
Yorkshire Terriers GCH CH Karma’s Promise Key-Per

Westminster 2018: Best in Hound Breed Results

February 12, 2018

Afghan Hounds GCHS CH Agha Djari’s Fifth Dimension Of Sura
American English Coonhounds CH River Bottom Tri Dunkin Me
American Foxhounds GCH CH Kiarry’s Naughty Natalie
Basenjis GCHG CH Relic’s Big Bang Theory Of Dagoba
Basset Hounds GCHP CH By U Cal’s Monkey On The Bayou
Beagles, Not Exceeding 13 In. GCHS CH Chester (Ordaz)
Beagles, Over 13 In.
But Not Exceeding 15 In. GCH CH Windstar’s Magnum Opus
Black and Tan Coonhounds GCHS CH Cashlane Santana As The Crow Flies
Bloodhounds GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Limited Edition
Bluetick Coonhounds GCH CH Cedar Creek’s Reign Over Me
Borzois GCHG CH Belisarius JP My Sassy Girl
Cirnechi dell’Etna GCH CH Colisto’s Bella
Dachshunds (Longhaired) GCHP DC Walmar-Solo’s OMG St. JE
Dachshunds (Smooth) GCH CH Brownwood Adele V Diagram SS
Dachshunds (Wirehaired) GCHP CH Starbarrack N J’s Sweet Dreams SW
English Foxhounds GCH CH Monocacy Bend’s Time Of Opportunity
Greyhounds GCH CH Mariki’s Bluemoon Daimler Marque At Saranan
Harriers CH Blythmoors Jump At The Chance CGC TKN
Ibizan Hounds GCHG CH Abbaio Dream With Your Eyes Open SC
Irish Wolfhounds GCH CH Dun Myrica Never Say Never Of Eagle
Norwegian Elkhounds GCHG CH Aspen’s It Takes A Thief
Otterhounds GCH CH Conestoga Another Tequila Sunrise
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens GCH CH M&M’s Calamity Jane
Pharaoh Hounds GCH CH Bazinga A Storm of Swords
Plotts CH Highperf. Lightnin Inthe Abyss
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos GCH CH Bonsai Noble Adventurer
Redbone Coonhounds GCH CH My She Dances Like Uma Thurman
Rhodesian Ridgebacks CH Ina Balin Of Malabo APD
Salukis GCHP CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth JC RN BN
Scottish Deerhounds CH Erpingham Benvolio
Sloughi Results Not Available
Treeing Walker Coonhounds CH Stackem Up October Red
Whippets GCH CH Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey

Westminster 2018: Best in Herding Breed Results

February 12, 2018

Australian Cattle Dogs GCH CH Crossfire’s Crash My Party
Australian Shepherds GCH CH Silverwood’s Kiss Of Fire At Limelite
Bearded Collies GCH CH Scott’s Lady Liberty
Beaucerons GCHB CH Maitrise Du Chateau Rocher CGCA TKA
Belgian Malinois GCHB CH Avonlea Singular Sensation CD BN RN HSAs
Belgian Sheepdogs GCHB CH Querido De La Terre Sauvage
Belgian Tervuren GCHS CH Whynotta Make It A Double BN RN HSAs
Bergamascos GCH CH Alp Angels Faggia Dell’Albera
Berger Picards GCHS CH Double D’s Hidden Assets At Pur-Plesur CM
Border Collies GCHP CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor
Bouviers des Flandres GCHB CH Quiche’s Major League
Briards GCH CH Celebra’s Good Enough For Government Work
Canaan Dogs GCHS CH Pleasant Hill Avram Of Carters Creek
Cardigan Welsh Corgis GCHP2 CH Aubrey’s Tails Of Mystery
Collies (Rough) GCH CH Lochlaren Kings Valley Fire Within
Collies (Smooth) GCH CH Creekwood Lochlomun I’ll Be D’amned
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs GCHB CH Neo of Brunswick CGC RN TKP
Finnish Lapphunds GCH CH Peikkovuoren Talviturkki
German Shepherd Dogs GCH CH Heidelberg’s Hanna Bonniet
Icelandic Sheepdogs GCHB CH Isneista Vaskur Of Bayshore NA NAJ
Miniature American Shepherds GCH CH Moonbaby’s These Colors Don’T Run
Norwegian Buhunds GCHG CH Port Gamble Fjord’s Anders HT PT
Old English Sheepdogs GCHB CH Bugaboo’s Let It Go Blu Mtn
Pembroke Welsh Corgis GCH CH Coventry Catch Me If You Can
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs CH Stonebrook’s Mischief Maker
Pulik CH Bubbleton Thunderstruck
Pumik GCH CH Italianstyle Casper
Pyrenean Shepherds GCHG CH Eclipse De La Petite Ferme De Wihr
Shetland Sheepdogs GCHB CH Laureate Invincible
Spanish Water Dogs GCHB CH Angel Kiss The S’Kai De Ariosa CD BN RE CAA CGCA
Swedish Vallhunds CH Akutchi’s If You Could See Me Now At Kanouse CGC RN ACT1 NAP NFP

Westminster 2018: What’s Happening Now?

February 12, 2018

Shih Tzu ShowIf you’ve never been to Westminster or even another major dog show, it can be pretty overwhelming. During the day, all events are being held at Piers 92 and 94, which are large empty rooms along the Hudson River. Westminster is such a big show, it takes up two of the piers.

In addition to typical dog show judging, today’s events include the 3rd Annual Masters Obedience Championship, where dogs and their handlers show their ability to respond to commands. And no dog show would be complete without hundreds of vendors showing their dog-related wares including leashes, coats, toys, pet waste containment systems, and everything else you can think of that relates to dogs. [Read more]

Coat Color Primer

January 29, 2018

Doxie Guide

I’m not sure where this originated, but I took it from the Facebook page of a group called I Love Dachshunds. This illustration tells you everything you need to know about Dachshund coat colors, but it also applies to many other dogs, as well. I like that it pictures each coat color with it’s proper name so you can “put a face with a name.” Make sure you click on it to see it full-sized.

I started a while ago to write an article about the genetics of coat color, but I was lost within five minutes, so I know I couldn’t have made it clear enough for anyone to understand. This chart is very helpful!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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