Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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This Is the First 'PBGV' to Win Westminster

Petit basset griffon Vendéen wins best in show

(Newser) - This Buddy Holly no longer has to sigh, “That’ll be the day.” A petit basset griffon Vendéen named for the late rock ‘n’ roll legend won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night, a first for the rabbit-hunting breed, the...

A Bloodhound Wins Westminster for First Time

Trumpet is crowned top dog

(Newser) - A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, beating a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier to take the trophy. The 4-year-old became the first bloodhound to win Westminster. Winston, a French bulldog co-owned...

This Little 'Lion' Just Won Westminster 2021

Meet Wasabi the Pekingese

(Newser) - The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi. A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed, the AP reports. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up. Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring,...

Star Dog Handler Hospitalized Before Westminster Show

Bill McFadden was in a car wreck in Wyoming on his way to New York

(Newser) - First of all, the dogs are OK. But star dog handler Bill McFadden has some recovering to do. McFadden was driving a vanload of dogs from his home in California to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York when he was rear-ended in Wyoming on Tuesday, USA ...

Poodle Is America's New Top Dog
Meet America's New Top Dog

Meet America's New Top Dog

Siba is first poodle to win Westminster since 2002

(Newser) - Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Adorned with black puffs and pompoms, the 3-year-old Siba...

Familiar Breed Is America's New Top Dog

Wire fox terrier wins at Westminster

(Newser) - Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster. A wire fox from Brazil who has won big in Europe became America's top dog Tuesday night, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and a popular Sussex spaniel. There were some boos—along with modest cheers—at Madison Square Garden when...

An Underdog Could Be America's Next Top Dog

Dachshund has never been top at Westminster before

(Newser) - Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse? Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's top dog competition. But that could change after sprightly Burns won the hound group Monday night, the AP reports....

Westminster Crowd Falls Silent as New Top Dog Named

Flynn the bichon frise won best in show

(Newser) - Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell into stunned silence when judge Betty-Anne Stenmark announced her...

German Shepherd Is America's New Top Dog
America Has a New Top Dog

America Has a New Top Dog

Rumor is 2nd German shepherd champ in Westminster history

(Newser) - It was quite a rally for Rumor—and a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster...

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...

Meet America's New Top Dog
 Meet America's New Top Dog 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

Newly Hot Commodity: Dog Art
 Newly Hot Commodity: Dog Art 

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...

Pekingese Wins Westminster
 Pekingese Wins 

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...

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...

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...

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