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Westminster 2015: And the winner is…

WKC Group Miss P

Congratulations to the 15-inch Beagle, The Divine Miss P, on winning Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And to Skye Terrier Charlie, who took Reserve Best in Show.

The Beagle wins it! The Beagle wins it! Oh my God, the Beagle wins it!!!

Thanks to everyone at WKC and AKC for putting on such a great show!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Nathan: Best in Show, National Dog Show, 2014

Wow! It’s been quite an autumn for Nathan. Not only did he win Best in Show at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia, he also became a daddy in October! He sired a litter to GCH. Flessner’s Pursuit of Perfection that includes 5 boys and 6 girls! All are black and tan and are pictured on the breeders’ puppy page.
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2014 National Dog Show: Best in Show Entries

Here’s the line-up for the Best in Show competition at the 2014 National Dog Show.

From the Working Group: Samoyed
From the Toy Group: Affenpinscher
From the Hound Group: Bloodhound
From the Herding Group: Bearded Collie
From the Sporting Group: Gordon Setter
From the Terrier Group: Smooth Fox Terrier
From the Non-Sporting Group: French Bulldog

Good luck to all!

2014 Westminster Results: Best in Show

Judge Betty Regina Leininger of Frisco, TX, certainly has her work cut out for her! 2,845 dogs started out yesterday and today at the Piers. After two days of competition, now we’re down to the top seven, the winners of each group.

Toy Group: Min Pin “Classie”
Terrier Group: Wire Fox “Sky”
Non-Sporting Group: Standard Poodle “Ali”
Sporting Group: Irish Water Spaniel “Riley”
Herding Group: Cardigan Welsh Corgi “Coco”
Working Group: Portuguese Water Dog “Matisse”
Hound Group: Bloodhound “Nathan”

Winner of Reserve Best in Show (the runner-up) is: Standard Poodle “Ali” Happy Retirement!

And the winner of Westminster’s 2014 Best in Show is: Wire Fox Terrier “Sky” (The only one of my picks to have made it to the Best in Show ring.)

Congratulations to all of the Champions who competed this year!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

My Picks For The 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

SloopyI consulted several different sources to compile my list this year – trying to make this into a science, but it is, of course, an art. I started with the odds compiled by Wynn Las Vegas, although that ended up being the least important factor I considered. Then I looked at which breeds had won Westminster most often, also pretty much of a dead end for me.

Next, I looked at the number of dogs entered in each breed and group, and how many times each had won. To some extent, this is a reflection of the popularity of each breed, but to me, although this hasn’t proven true historically, a breed that has many entries will have a better chance of producing a truly best example of the breed standard. If the judge has more specimens to choose from, he or she will be better able to find a more exemplary dog.

I used these figures to choose my breed for each group, then looked at the list of invitees for each group. The invitees are the five top-ranked dogs in each breed, who are automatically invited to Westminster each year. The rest of the entries are those sent in to ask for a slot, but the top five are actually invited to the show.

From there, I have to admit, I just looked at the names. I picked the dog whose name I liked best. Like I said, it’s an art.

Enough already, right? Here’s my list:
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2013 National Dog Show Results: Best in Show!

The competitors are:

From the Hound Group:  The American Foxhound

From the Working Group:  The Standard Schnauzer

From the Toy Group:  The Pekingese

From the Sporting Group:  The Irish Water Spaniel

From the Herding Group:  The Bearded Collie

From the Terrier Group:  The Norfolk Terrier

From the Non-Sporting Group:  The Bichon Frise

And Best in Show at the 2013 National Dog Show goes to…drumroll please!…The American Foxhound!  (My favorite from this group.)

Time for me to go eat some turkey.  Afterwards, I’ll be back to tell you a little more about all of these beautiful dogs!

Until next time,

Good day and good dog!