Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Meet America's New Top Dog

CJ is following in his grandma's paw prints

(Newser) - Now appointed America's top dog: CJ, the German shorthaired pointer. CJ won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club show on Tuesday night, beating a couple of top favorites at a nearly packed Madison Square Garden. The 3-year-old CJ bested 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds... More »

Beagle Is Surprise Westminster Winner

Miss P is grandniece of first beagle winner

(Newser) - A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog last night by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club. The 4-year-old Miss P is a grandniece of Uno—in 2008, the immensely... More »

Patty Hearst's Dog Wins Group at Westminster

'People move on,' infamous heiress says

(Newser) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news yesterday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show. The Shih Tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Hearst is the granddaughter of William... More »

Wire Fox Terrier Is Westminster's Best

Veteran show dog takes top prize

(Newser) - Sky the wire fox terrier became America's top dog last night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. The No. 1 show dog in the country last year, Sky went wire to wire. She beat out a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, a bloodhound, an Irish... More »

Competing at Westminster This Year: Mutts

Mixed breeds included in agility trial

(Newser) - Long the province of the purebred, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is opening a doggie door this year to mixed-breed competitors. While Labradoodles, puggles, and who-knows-whats won't be able to vie for the prestigious Best in Show award, they'll be included in its new agility trial. It'... More »

Westminster's Best in Show: Banana Joe

Affenpinscher speaks 4 languages, says owner

(Newser) - This year's winner at the Westminster dog show in New York: A multilingual 5-year-old affenpinscher named Banana Joe, the first of his breed to take the top prize. "He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish, and English," says one of his owners. This victory marks Banana Joe's 86th... More »

Newly Hot Commodity: Dog Art

Two sell for about $200K apiece

(Newser) - A painting of six pooches gazing at a bird has sold for a whopping $212,500, and it's apparently no fluke. The piece, entitled Hounds in a Kennel by William Hamilton Trood, was auctioned off at a special sale held every year right after the Westminster Dog Show, reports... More »

Pekingese Wins Westminster

Best in Show winner at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is just 11 pounds

(Newser) - America's top dog is just 11 pounds: Malachy, a 4-year-old Pekingese, was named Best in Show last night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Malachy, who has won 115 best in shows and was Westminster's No. 2 dog last year, will retire after... More »

Westminster Winner: Scottish Deerhound

5-year-old Hickory wins Best in Show

(Newser) - America's new top dog is Hickory, a 5-year-old Scottish deerhound more at home chasing rabbits and deer around the Virginia farm she calls home than being in the spotlight at Madison Square Garden. Hickory was awarded Best in Show at the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, becoming the... More »

Mutts Finally Break Into Dog Shows

They're allowed to compete in 'skill-based' events, but not beauty contests

(Newser) - The purebred Labradors, spaniels and collies of the dog-show world have a new rival: mutts. The American Kennel Club has changed its rules after 125 years to allow mixed breeds to compete in some events for the first time ever. At a dog show in Virginia this weekend, Otis, the... More »

Sadie the Scottie Wins Westminster

Crowd favorite is America's top dog

(Newser) - Sadie the Scottish terrier walked off with the title of America's top dog tonight, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. Sadie was the huge favorite, and a crowd of about 15,000 saw the 4-year-old earn her 112th best-in-show ribbon. Sadie beat out six other dogs in... More »

Scottie Favored to Take Westminster Best in Show

Whippet, bulldog, puli and poodle headed for finals tonight

(Newser) - The card for tonight’s Best in Show competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show isn’t even filled yet, but speculation is rampant. Sadie the Scottish terrier will compete against others from her group today, and is favored to win. Should that happen, her breed is an 8-to-1... More »

Sussex Spaniel, 10, Is Top Dog at Westminster

(Newser) - An old Sussex spaniel taught dogdom a new trick. At 10, Stump became the oldest best-in-show winner ever at the Westminster Kennel Club tonight. A nearly full crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered loudly when judge Sari Tietjen pointed to the new champion. Perhaps the fans knew Stump's back story—... More »

Economy Takes Chomp Out of America's Top Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club show empties out as economy goes to the dogs

(Newser) - America's top dog will be crowned at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan tonight but the rough economy has thinned out the pack, reports AP. At $75 per entry, the event fell 14 pooches short of its usual 2,500 competitors. Human onlookers were also fewer than... More »

Dog Show a Snap for Beagle

Uno does Snoopy proud with Best in Show at Westminster

(Newser) - As he is wont to do, Uno celebrated his historic Best in Show victory by baying, reports the New York Times. The first beagle to take the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's top prize, Uno joyfully expressed himself throughout most of last night's final round. "What a personality,"... More »

Poodle Has Poofiest Odds at Westminster

Vegas sets lines for fun, but insiders say it may be beagle's year

(Newser) - Remy, the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show's nonsporting group, may have tonight's Best in Show honors within reach of her poofy poodle paws. Vegas oddsmakers think so, anyway: One puts the odds of a standard poodle victory at 25-1, reports the New York Times. But Remy's handler... More »

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