Category Archives: Dog Shows

Final Results from Westminster Dog Show

Continuing on from yesterday, here are the final three group winners, followed by the Best in Show.

In the sporting group:

4th Place:  Ch Beechcroft Study’s Top Secret  Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

3rd Place:  Ch Chebaco Blames It On Trabeiz Breed: Setter (English)

2nd Place:  Ch Toasty’s Treasure Island Breed: Retriever (Golden)

1st Place:  Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)

In the working group:

4th Place:  Ch Drakyi Gold Standard Breed: Tibetan Mastiff

3rd Place:  Ch Nanuke’s Still The One Breed: Alaskan Malamute

2nd Place:  Ch Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream Breed: Boxer

1st Place:  Ch Galilee’s Pure Of Spirit Breed: Giant Schnauzer

And in the toy group:

4th Place:  Ch Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon Breed: Pomeranian

3rd Place:  Ch Pequest Match Point Breed: Pekingese

2nd Place:  Ch Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu Breed: Pug

1st Place:  Ch Cilleine Masquerade Breed: Brussels Griffon

So the best in show contestants were:

From the hound group: Ch Gayleward’s Tiger Woods Breed: Scottish Deerhound

From the terrier group: Ch Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot Breed: Scottish Terrier

From the non-sporting group: Ch Randenn Tristar Affirmation Breed: Poodle (Standard)

From the herding group: Ch Cordmaker Field Of Dreams Breed: Puli

From the sporting group: Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)

From the working group:  Ch Galilee’s Pure Of Spirit Breed: Giant Schnauzer

From the toy group: Ch Cilleine Masquerade Breed: Brussels Griffon

And now (drumroll please!), the 2009 Best in Show:   Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)

Congratulations and a wag of the tail to all of the contestants!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

1st Night Westminster Dog Show Results



After a full day of judging to find the best of each breed, the competition for best in group was held in NYC last night.  Remember, the best in group doesn’t say that one breed is a better representative of the group than another, but it says that the dog that wins is the best example of his breed.  Monday night featured judging in the hound, terrier, non-sporting, and herding groups.

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Pix from Westminster Dog Show

Thanks to Carrie for sending me an absolutely hysterical picture of a dog being groomed for the show tonight.  Unfortunately, it’s copyrighted, so I can’t add it to this post, but you can see the whole slideshow here.  (The one I liked best was #11.)

I’ll have results from the first night’s competition posted early Tuesday morning.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Set your TiVo – AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

You won’t want to miss this!  The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show will be aired Saturday, January 31st on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel from 8 – 11 pm Eastern.  Top prize is $225,000!

And, for you agility lovers, there will be a highlight reel from the AKC Agility Invitational on Animal Planet the following Saturday (February 7th) starting at 8 pm Eastern.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Top Ten Dogs @ Westminster

It’s Top Ten Tuesday! 


Today’s topic:  The Top Ten Breeds at the Westminster Kennel Club Show.


9 – 11 (3-way tie). 

The Airedale Terrier, with three wins:  1912, 1919, and 1922.

            The Pekingese, winning in 1960, 1982, and 1990

            The Pointer, which took the prize in 1925, 1932, and 1986.


8.  The Boxer, winning in 1947, 1949, 1951, and 1970.


7.  The Doberman Pinscher, with four wins:  1939, 1952, 1953, and 1989.  The ’52 / ’53 winners were the same dog.


6.  The Sealyham Terrier, winning in 1924, 1927, 1936, and 1977.


5.  The Cocker Spaniel, with wins in 1921, 1940, 1941, and 1954.  The 1921 was parti-colored, the ’40 / ’41 winners were the same dog, which was black, and the ’54 winner was ASCOB (any solid color other than black).


4.  The English Springer Spaniel, with 6 wins, in 1963, 1971, 1972, 1993, 2000, and 2007.  The ’71 / ’72 winners were the same dog.


3.  The Scottish Terrier, winning 7 times, in 1911, 1945, 1950, 1965, 1967, 1985, and 1995.


2.  With 9 total wins, the Poodle.  The toy size won in 1956 and 1961, the miniature was best in breed in 1959 and 2002, and the standard size won in 1935, 1958, 1973, and 1991.


1.  And the breed to most often win Best in Show at Westminster is the Fox Terrier!  The smooth variety won four times, in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1910.  The first three were the same dog, Ch Warren Remedy (pictured above).  He is the only dog ever to have won 3 times.  The wire-haired type won 13 times, in 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1946, 1966, and 1992.  The ’15 / ’16 winners were the same dog, as were the ’30 / ’31 winners.  The dog who won in both 1917 and 1920 is the only dog to have won twice in non-sequential years.


Until next time,


Good day, and good dog!