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Trailblazers: First-Time Westminster Best in Show Winners

Feb 8 2012 - 12:00pm

Last year's Westminster [1] Kennel Club Dog Show winner Hickory was the first of her breed [2], the Scottish deerhound, to win the coveted best in show prize. She's among quite a number of first-timers in the show's 105-year history who will (hopefully!) pave the way for more of their kind. We think that every breed deserves a prize for being cute and unique and we envy the group of judges who ultimately must select the one winner! Who do you think will be top dog in next week's 2012 Westminster?

A collie has not won since Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven in 1929.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [3]

Daro of Maridor, an English setter, won in 1938.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [4]

Ch Flornell-Rare-Bit of Twin Ponds, a Welsh terrier, won in 1944.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [5]

Bedlington terrier Ch Rock Ridge Night Rocket won in 1948.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [6]

Whippet Ch Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth won in 1964.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [7]

Ch Glamoor Good News, a Skye terrier, won in 1969.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [8]

Ch Cede Higgins is the only Yorkshire terrier to take home the prize. She won in 1978.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [9]

Ch Oak Tree's Irishtocrat, an Irish water spaniel, won in 1979.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [10]

Ch Innisfree's Sierra Cinnar, a Siberian husky, won in 1980.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [11]

Ch Dhandys Favorite Woodchuck, a pug, won in 1981.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [12]

Surprisingly, German shepherd Ch Covy Tucker Hill's Manhattan is the only representative of his breed [13] to win best in show (he did so in 1987).

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [14]

Ch Great Elms Prince Charming, II, a Pomeranian, won in 1988.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [15]

Clumber spaniel Ch Clussexx Country Sunrise won in 1996.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [16]

Ch Parsifal Di Casa Netzer, a standard schnauzer, won in 1997.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [17]

Ch Loteki Supernatural Being, a papillon, won in 1999.

Bichon frise Ch Special Times Just Right won in 2001.

Source: American Kennel Club Archives [18]

Ch Torums Scarf Michael, a Kerry blue terrier, won best in show in 2003.

Ch K-Run's Park Me in First, a beagle, won in 2008.

Sussex spaniel Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee won in 2009.

GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, a Scottish deerhound, was 2011's best in show winner.


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