Posts Tagged ‘Westminister Kennel Club’

Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show Is Back Banana Joe Is Smokin’

February 12, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster Kennel Club dog show has begun, and a familiar face is an early winner again. There are 2,721 dogs entered in America’s most prestigious pooch event. The 137th Westminster features dogs in 187 breeds and varieties. An affenpinscher called Banana Joe was picked Monday as the best of his breed for the third straight year. The three-peater known for its monkeylike face ranks among the nation’s top show dogs.

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New Dog Breed Takes Best In Show At Westminister Kennel Club 2010

July 22, 2010

The title of Best in Show is given to the dog chosen as the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show according to conformation show rules. It has origins in the variety classes for champions that were introduced in 1905 which included prizes for best champion dog and best champion bitch.  The title of Best in Show at Westminster has been awarded every year beginning in 1907 except for 1923 when changes in American Kennel Club rules prohibited mixed breed judging until a uniform process could be adopted; following further changes in rules it was awarded again in 1924. 

A new breed was selected, Sex Poodle Champion, ( Sir Al Gore of Tennessee)  was judged the winner in 2010. The sex poodle was added into the Westminister category for the first time this year..