Typically powerful and intelligent, the working pups truly have jobs to do. From police and guard assistance to amazing rescues, these "gentle giants" are big favorites getting big results. In the top four this year, you may not recognize that breed on the bottom right. That's a Tibetan Mastiff, first shown at last year's Westminster, and already placing in his group. Kudos!
Sadly neither he nor the newest breed this year won the group. Learn who did when you read more
Congratulations to the Giant Schnauzer, Jafrak Philippe Olivier! The third time's the charm for this pooch, who has never come out on top during his previous efforts – and beat out some pretty awesome competitors.
|Toy||Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)|
|Utility||Japanese Shiba Inu|
|Gundog||Spaniel (American Cocker)|
|Terrier||Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier|
Called "Philippe" for short, check out several pictures of the winning pup in this gallery!
Rounding up the groups competing at Crufts this year, this Samoyed Vandreem Imperial Hermioni by Berezniki won the Pastoral group. Caraway Celebrate Life, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, won the Terrier group while a Giant Schnauzer, Jafrak Philippe Olivier, captured the Working group title. Finally it was, "Max," the Beagle (officially called Dialynne Maximus) coming out atop the Hound group. Wow, we saw some beautiful pups this year, did you have a fave from these groups, or the ones we saw last week?
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