Here are my picks for group winners:
Working: Portuguese Water Dog
Herding: Rough Collie
Non-Sporting: Standard Poodle
Sporting Group: Black Cocker Spaniel
And to win it all, the Black Cocker.
Not that I have any scientific basis to pick these dogs, it’s just what I hope will happen.
Tune in to the big show on Monday and Tuesday, starting at 8 pm on FS1. There will be more coverage of other parts of the event this year than ever before. Check out the full TV schedule. Selected breed judging will be streamed on the Westminster Kennel Club site, and of course, I will be live-blogging both nights of the event.