A 15-inch beagle from Canada won Best In Show at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night in New York City. Miss P, whose registered name is “Tashtins Lookin For Trouble,” is the second beagle in history to win the coveted title. A Skye terrier named Charlie won Reserve Best In Show.
Judge David Merriam named Miss P the Best In Show among winners from each of the seven groups: sporting, working, terrier, non-sporting, herding, hound and toy. After being first among hounds Monday night, Miss P competed against Charlie the Skye terrier as well as a Portuguese water dog, an English springer spaniel, a standard poodle, an Old English sheep dog and a shih tzu for the Best In Show title.
Miss P's part-owner Eddie Dziuck said this will be her last show, as he hopes to breed the 4-year-old beagle. Miss P is a grandniece of Uno, who became the first beagle to win Best In Show in 2008, according to the New York Times.
Last year's Best In Show winner was a wire fox terrier named Sky, who was the 14th wire fox terrier to win the title since 1907. The terrier group has dominated the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and has taken home 46 Best In Show titles, according to Westminster Kennel Club records.
Before the Best In Show round, judges picked winners from the sporting, working and terrier groups Tuesday night. The non-sporting, herding, hound and toy winners were chosen Monday.