Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Distracted Beagle Charms Crowd at Westminster

Go, Mia

(Newser) - The Westminster Kennel Club will crown its new best-in-show dog Tuesday night, and it's a safe bet it won't be a beagle named Mia. While running the agility course, the happy-looking pooch got distracted a number of times, much to the delight of the crowd. You can see... 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 »

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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