UPDATE: For our coverage of the second day at the 139th WKC Dog Show, see here. The Sporting Group, Working Group, Terrier group and the all-important Best In Show are judged on Tuesday.
Four dog groups were judged in the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. On Monday afternoon, judges chose the best of each AKC breed to move on to the Best In Group round. The Winner of each group moves on to compete for Best In Show, which will be judged on Tuesday night.
The show is being broadcast on CNBC and cable subscribers can sign in to the live stream here. Or you can find a stream through IBTimes. The winners of each group will also face Tuesday's Best In Group winners. The Sporting, Working and Terrier groups will be judged on Tuesday.
You can see the best of breed results here, from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show official website. You can also find last year's group winners here. More than 3,000 dogs were entered into the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but the breed judging narrowed them down to just a few dozen by Monday night.
Two new breeds debuted at the 139th WKC Dog Show, the Coton de Tulear, a non-sporting breed from Madagascar and the Wirehaired Vizslas, a rare hunting breed from Hungary, according to USA TODAY.
IBTimes will be updating this story as group results come in.
Hound Group winner: 15" Beagle, Looking For Trouble (full information here).
Hound Group runners-up (in order): Bloodhound, Otterhound, Black and Tan Coonhound
â€” Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) February 17, 2015
Toy Group Winner: Shih Tzu, Rocket Power (full information here).
Toy Group runners-up (in order): Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Havanese
And the Toy group belongs to the beautiful Shih Tzu! pic.twitter.com/9AXTHAw7Jp
â€” DOGFANCY Editors (@DOGeditor) February 17, 2015
Non-Sporting Group winner: Standard Poodle, Hearts On Fire (full information here).
Non-Sporting Group runners-up (in order): Xoloitzcuintli, Bichon Frises, American Eskimo Dog
Flame the Standard Poodle for the Non Sporting my Group! pic.twitter.com/Tbe1xiiunc
— DOGFANCY Editors (@DOGeditor) February 17, 2015
Herding Group winner: Old English Sheepdog, Picture Perfect/Swagger (full information here).
Herding Group runners-up (in order): Bouvier des Flandres, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd Dog
â€” Tom Green (@TGDaybreak) February 17, 2015