In case you forgot last year's winner – número Uno, the big Beagle – and any of the other highlights of last year's show, refresh your memory on my highlights along with each group's winner with my slideshow chock full of cute!
Even after winning Westminster, a celebripup's role is never done! Everyone's favorite baying Beagle made talk-show circuit rounds, "rang" the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange, and met tons of his admirers. Although the pooch has retired from the dog show world, he certainly keeps busy booking enough appearances to practically need his own agent! Among those canine close-ups was a stop at the Macy's Flower Show in The Cellar of Macy's Herald Square on Sunday. Clearly he's in great demand getting everyone from the President (who wants him to come to the Oval Office) to the St. Louis Cardinals (who want him to run out the first ball) to even Oprah clamoring for a visit – I have a feeling Uno mania isn't gonna stop any time soon so check out some more photos of this pup's fun weekend when you read more
Andy Rooney is usually too grumpy for my taste, but I got a kick out of his report on the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which aired as part of last night's 60 Minutes. Apparently Rooney attends the event every year and claims he's "never met a bad dog at the show," even though he can't always identify the breeds. I couldn't help but giggle at the visual of him checking out the cute doggies. Or maybe it was just the juxtaposition of a grumpy old man next to pretty pups. Either way, watch the video for a sneak peek at some of the dogs that didn't make it into the winning rounds. What do you think of dog show handlers?
It sure is hard being a star! After making the morning talk show rounds, anyone who missed this cutie-pie winner last night will surely remember his name for time to come. The ever-spunky Uno got a standing ovation (!) at the Garden . . . and responded by jumping up and baying right back! I only wish I could have found a picture of the little (big) Beagle attempting to chew on the microphones shoved in the face of his posse. Awww! Can't get enough? Check him out close up — posing inside his Westminster Cup — when you read more
It's the moment I've been waiting for! The results are in for all seven groups. I've listed the competing pups and the last time their breed took Best in Show at Westminster:
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See who won it all when you read more
Powerful and intelligent, the Working group contains many of the biggest – and strongest – breeds around. From pulling sleds to serving in the military, these working pups wear many hats. Also in this group is the fourth newly-accepted breed showing for the first time at the 132nd dog show – the Tibetan Mastiff. Even though he got big cheers from the crowd, and was pulled out for the short list, he sadly didn't make it to the final four. But, hey, it was his first year competing at Westminster so I'm thinking he's definitely a breed to watch! See who won the group when you read more
Even though the pooches of the Toy group were bred to be companions for people, many times they resemble their larger cousins (like the Toy and Standard Poodles) and have a lot of energy in those little packages! Of the pups competing this year, those were our top four. Any predictions on who captured the title? Think now and see the winner of the Toy Group when you read more
We kicked off Day Two of Westminster with the Sporting group. Made up of dogs that point the game with their noses (i.e., the pointers), flush the game out (i.e., the spaniels), and then retrieve the game (i.e., the retrievers), these pooches are bred to be busy bees. With all those spaniels in the group, it's no surprise that a couple were finalists here. Ranging from the biggest, the Clumber Spaniel, to last year's Best in Show, James (the English Springer Spaniel), they're certainly popular and both the English Cocker and the A.S.C.O.B. made the Sporting group's short list last night. Curious to learn what an A.S.C.O.B is (oh, and see who won the group), just read more