Tokyo Big Sight was home to the Asian International Dog Show over the weekend! While it's too far for me to travel there, I've still gathered up some cute shots of the competition. Can you ID the hounds seen here? Test yourself and see if you're a total breed pro . . . or need a brushup.
Did you know this breed has won Westminster more than any other except the Wire Fox Terrier?! Lil Sadie's post-victory duties included ringing the NYSE Opening Bell yesterday and making the talk show rounds.
Let's still celebrate this Scottish Terrier with a short quiz. See if you know much about these feisty pups and can pick the right answers when you start now!Take the Quiz
Show dogs need to be top of the line in concentration — cheering fans, a judge (read: stranger) feeling them up, and a whole new location for stop and sniff. My favorite giggle-worthy moment at Westminster 2010 came from this Glen of Imaal Terrier. A first timer at Westminster, let's just say it wasn't Curry's first time trolling for treats.
(Plus, if you're as smitten with this terrier as I am, check out a post written by her co-owner, Rob Shuter, over on Paw Nation!)
As dog lovers but not necessarily dog experts, we tend to root for breeds we like, canines we've seen, or just those pups that are looking extra cute. It's like cheering for the home
team pup at your house.
For me, it was all about this Frenchie, since he's a Non-Sporting type and a smooshy like North. Who did you really want to win?
History was once again made at MSG! Not only was this Scottish Terrier capturing her 112th career Best in Show last night, but she also became the first Triple Crown winner of dog shows after nabbing the number one spot at the National Dog Show, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, and now Westminster.
Owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, MI, she redeemed two previous green carpet flubs — the noisy crowd at the Garden spooked her in 2008 and the famous potty break in 2009 — and now Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot (aka Sadie) is the 2010 champ!
There's much more to see here, folks, so read more
After a close look at seven pretty (and handsome) pups, it was finally the big moment! I've listed the competing canines, their call names, and the last time their breeds took Best in Show at Westminster:
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See who won it all when you read more
As the most hyped up set of the night — no wonder since they've won the most Best in Shows out of any of the seven groups — the Terriers were the final to take to the green carpet. Whispers, rumors and even Vegas bets had Sadie as the strong favorite but could the Scottie pull it off?
Above you'll find the four finalists so learn the actual winner and read more
Spaniels, Setters, Pointers and Retrievers, the Sporting Group has dogs of all athletic talents. All the way from finding to chasing to fetching, even the judges at Westminster examine the traditional characteristics and expressions in these show quality dogs.You'll notice four canines up above — do you have your eye on the group's winner? Find out when you read more
Time's ticking to night two of the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! This afternoon, pups — like this Clumber cutie — worked their way up to Best of Breed, and those finalists will walk the
red carpet green field starting at 5 p.m.
I was already loving last night's winners from the Hound, Toy, Herding, and Non-Sporting groups and, on Tuesday, the fun continues with Sporting, Working, and Terrier pups before the big Best in Show naming at the end.
Check out some highlights from today's breed judging for those sporty, working pups when you read more