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Westminster 2019: The Field for Best in Show

Competing in tonight’s Best in Show competition for the biggest jewel in the crown:

Hound Group: Long-Haired Dachshund GCHP DC Walmar-Solo’s OMG SL JE, better known as Burns

Toy Group: Havanese GCHG CH Oeste’s In The Name Of Love, aka Bono

Non-Sporting Group: Schipperke GCHP CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit, call sign Colton (Excused due to conflict)

Herding Group: Bouviers des Flandres GCHS CH Quiche’s Major League, commonly called Baby Lars

Sporting Group: Sussex Spaniel GCHS CH Kamand’s Full Of Beans @ Erinhill, call sign Bean

Working Group: Boxer GCHP CH Cinnibon’s Bedrock Bombshell aka Wilma

Terrier Group: Wire Fox Terrier GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home called King by those who love him

From this group (which didn’t include ANY of the dogs in my original ProPlan bracket), I would choose the Boxer.

National Dog Show 2018 Results

Sorry for the lateness of this post. I usually try to post the dog show winners as soon as they happen, but this year I was the hostess for Thanksgiving, so I had to DVR the show. Without further ado, here are the Group Winners:

Terrier: Wire Fox Terrier
Hound: Whippet
Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Working: Doberman Pinscher
Sporting: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Non-Sporting: Lhasa Apso
Herding: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

And the best in show is… Continue reading National Dog Show 2018 Results

Saturday Survey: Best in Show, Westminster 2018

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233.jpgThere was a bit of a kerfuffle after the Bichon Frise won Westminster Tuesday night. Did you agree with the judge’s pick or would you have chosen a different dog?










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The Field for Best in Show, Westminster 2017

These seven dogs will go into the ring next, vying for the coveted Best in Show title.

From the Hound Group: Duffy, the Norwegian Elkhound

From the Toy Group: Chuckie, the Pekingese, son of 2012 Best in Show Malachy

From the Non-Sporting Group: Aftin, the Miniature Poodle

From the Herding Group: Rumor, the German Shepherd, in a repeat of last year’s performance

From the Sporting Group: Adrian, the Irish Setter

From the Working Group: Devlin, the Boxer

From the Terrier Group: Tanner, the Norwich

I’m torn between the Irish Setter and the Norwegian Elkhound. Fingers crossed!

Who will the winner be?

2016 AKC National Championship: Best in Show Winner

Reminding you of the competitors:

From the Toy Group, Brussels Griffon, Newton
From the Hound Group, Whippet, Brazen
From the Non-Sporting Group: Bichon Frise, Flynn
From the Sporting Group: Clumber Spaniel, Angus
From the Working Group: Boxer, Devlin
From the Herding Group: Puli, Preston
From the Terrier Group: Norwich Terrier, Tanner Continue reading 2016 AKC National Championship: Best in Show Winner

2016 AKC National Championships: Best in Show Competitors

As we go into the Best in Breed competition, I wanted to remind you of who the competitors will be.

From the Toy Group, Brussels Griffon, Newton
From the Hound Group, Whippet, Brazen
From the Non-Sporting Group: Bichon Frise, Flynn
From the Sporting Group: Clumber Spaniel, Angus
From the Working Group: Boxer, Devlin
From the Herding Group: Puli, Preston
From the Terrier Group: Norwich Terrier, Tanner

Good luck to all of them!

Coming up next: the winner

2016 AKC National Championship: Bred by Exhibitor Best in Show

Maria, Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show.  Photo courtesy Canine Chronicle
Maria, Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show. Photo courtesy Canine Chronicle

Last night, we featured dogs who were shown by their owners. Tonight, we present the Best in Show competition for those dogs handled by their breeders. About 80% of show dogs are shown by their owners, while some are shown by professional handlers. Only a few are shown by the breeder (unless the breeder is also the owner).

I like that the AKC has chosen to feature both the BBE and the National Owner Handler Series; these aren’t things you ever see on TV. Continue reading 2016 AKC National Championship: Bred by Exhibitor Best in Show

2016 National Owner Handler Series Finals: Best in Show

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Many show dogs are taken through their paces at conformation shows by professional handlers, particularly at the national level. Dog shows are held nearly every weekend, in venues all around the country. This can be a lot of travel for owners who happen to have other things going on in their lives, so many dogs are turned over to professionals to help them become champions. Continue reading 2016 National Owner Handler Series Finals: Best in Show