The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place this week in New York. A Pekingese named Ch Palacegarden Malachy was named the winner of Best in Show late Tuesday.
The Wesminster Dog Show featured 2,077 dogs and 105 Junior Showmanship entries. Dogs in 185 breeds come from 47 states across the United States, with the most entries coming from New York, California and Pennsylvania.
At the prestigious show, Rhodesian Ridgebacks had the greatest number of entries with 40 dogs and French Bulldogs were in a close second at 39 entries. There were 38 Labrador Retrievers competing, 32 Golden Retrievers and 29 Vizslas. The smallest entry was two and occurred in five breeds, including American Water Spaniels, Harriers, Kuvaszok, Sealyham Terriers and Canaan Dogs.
Six of the breeds featured in the Westminster Dog Show are newly recognized and were competing for the first time in the show. The new breeds include: American English Coonhounds (three entries in Hound Group), Cesky Terries (three entries in Terrier Group), Norwegian Lundehunds (five entries in the non-sporting group), Xoloitzcunitlis (ten entries in the non-sporting group), Entlebucher Mountain dogs (four entries in the herding group) and Finnish Lapphunds (eight entries in the herding group).
Find a full list of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show results below.
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Best in Show Winner: Pekingese (Ch Palacegarden Malachy)
Hound: Wirehaired Dachshund (GH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW)
Runners-up: Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen (GCH Jodell Boogie Back To Texas); Whippet (Ch Starline's Chanel); Norwegian Elkhound (GCH Vin-Melca's The Norseman)
Toy: Pekingese (CH Palacegarden Malachy)
Runners-up: Affenpinscher (GCH Banana Joe V. Tani Kazari); Miniature Pinscher (GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare); Silky Terrier (GCH Wind Dancer Jenstar Backstage Pass)
Non-Sporting: Dalmatian (GCH Spotlights Ruffian)
Runner-ups: Chinese Shar-Pei (GCH Vaje's Miss Jayne Hathaway); Lowchen (GCH Windsor Bihar Chasing Rainbows); Miniature Poodle (GCH Surrey Sugar Baby)
Herding: German Shepherd Dog (GCH Babheim's Captain Crunch)
Runners-up: Bouviers des Flandres (GCH Quiche's Grand Finale); Old English Sheepdog (Ch Bugaboo's Big Shot); Shetland Sheepdog (Ch Mystic Ava Gardner)
Sporting: Irish Setter (GCH Shadagee Caught Red Handed)
Runners-up: German Wirehaired Pointer (GCH Mt. View's Ripsnortersilvercharm); English Springer Spaniel (GCH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova); Irish Water Spaniel (GCH Whistlestop's Rily on Fire)
Working: Doberman Pinscher (GCH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici)
Runners-up: Boxer (GCH Winfall Brokwood Styled Dream); Alaskan Malamute (GCH Catanyas Latin Lover); Standard Schnauzer (GCH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald)
Terrier: Kerry Blue Terrier (GCH Perrisblue Kennislain's Chelsey)
Runners-up: Smoother Fox Terrier (GCH Slyfox Sneak's A Peek); Skye Terrier (Ch Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman); American Staffordshire Terrier (GCH Castle Rock's Sbifstaff Mad About You)
For Best of Breed winners, see the Wesminster Kennel Club Dog Show's web site.