The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show He was in full swing on Tuesday with the first round of group judging, and four of the seven finalists competing for the Best in Show award closed their spots.
America’s Dog Show kicked off at Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York on Saturday, as Bee the Shetland Sheepdog won the much-anticipated ninth annual Masters Agility Championship.
The competition continued on Monday with Obedience Masters Championship A drive-driven competition open to both purebreds and Native American dogs (mixed breeds) – Australian Shepherd Willie was named the 2022 WKC Masters Obedience Champion.
With agility and obedience competitions in the books, that was until the first night of group judging. Breed judging in the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding groups wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon, and senior dogs competed against other breeds in their own group to advance to Best in Show judging on Wednesday.
The Hound was the largest of the four groups judged on Tuesday, followed by the Herding, Toy and Non-Sporting groups.
The first winner was on Tuesday Police dog horn For the Hound group.
Hounds are large, independent, inquisitive and friendly hounds that were originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar. Borzoi, Norwegian Elkhound and Harrier took the top four spots in the Hounds.
Trumpet Bloodhound wins Hound Group
Take a look at the highlights of the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Trumpet the Bloodhound wins the Hound Group.
Next was the Toy group, and Maltese Hollywood He was the second winner of the group tonight.
Maltese are known for their cute, playful demeanor and their unmistakable, luscious white coats. The Brussels Griffon, English Toy Spaniel and Shih Tzu grabbed the top four for the games.
Maltese Hollywood wins Toy Group
Take a look at the highlights of the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Maltese Hollywood won the toy group.
The third win of the night went to Winston the French Bulldog – owned by the Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Morgan Fox – for the Non-Sporting group, followed by Dalmatian, Tibetan Spaniel and Xoloitzcuintli.
It is the second year in a row that the French Bulldog has won the non-sporting group.
Winston the French Bulldog wins the unsports group
Take a look at the highlights of the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Winston French Bulldogs won a non-sporting group.
The Herding Group was the last to show, and River the German Shepherd took the fourth and final win of the night. German Shepherds have the most group wins in Westminster Dog Show history.
The Australian Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog, and Pembroke Welch Corgi took the top four spots.
The competition continues on Wednesday at FS1 with the Junior Showmanship Finals (7-7:30 p.m. ET) and sports group judging, action and running, followed immediately by Best in Show (7:30-11 p.m. ET).
Here are more highlights from Tuesday’s events.
Charlotte Wilder touring at WKC Mansion
Assistant Director Kristen Hastings-Silver gives Charlotte Wilder a tour of the Westminster Kennel Club venue, Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, New York.
Charlotte Wilder smashes dog breed stereotypes
Charlotte Wilder talks to dog handlers at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show to put some stereotypes to the test and confirm or refute myths.
Charlotte Wilder Meets Pepin Borzoi
Charlotte Wilder meets Pippen at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and learns how Pippen’s handler prepares him for competition.
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