Westminster Dog Show Winners: Best in Show

Dubbed “America’s Dog Show,” the Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show is the Super Bowl of pet shows, watched by millions of people across the country, each one hoping to cheer their favorite on to victory. The 2008 champion, a charismatic Beagle named Uno, howled his way into everyone’s hearts after being awarded the title of Best in Show. The 2009 winner, a 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel named Stump, became the oldest dog to ever win the Best in Show title at Westminster.

Want to experience the excitement in person? The 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show will take place at Madison Square Garden on February 15 and February 16, 2010. Over the two-day period, 169 dog breeds and varieties will be judged, and entry is limited to 2,500 Champion dogs.

In the meantime, check out our list of the last 10 Best in Show winners at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Westminster Dog Show Winners

2009 Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee Sussex Spaniel
2008 Ch K-Run’s Park Me In First: 15-inch Beagle
2007 Ch Felicity’s Diamond Jim: English Springer Spaniel
2006 Ch Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid: Colored Bull Terrier
2005 Ch Kan-Point’s VJK Autumn Roses: German Shorthaired Pointer
2004 Ch. Darbydale’s All Rise Pouch Cove: Newfoundland
2003 Ch Torums Scarf Michael: Kerry Blue Terrier
2002 Ch Surrey Spice Girl: Miniature Poodle
2001 Ch Special Times Just Right: Bichon Frise
2000 Ch Salilyn ‘N Erin’s Shameless: English Springer Spaniel

Have you ever attended the Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show? Which dog is your favorite Westminster Dog Show winner? What type of dog do you think will win this year? Post a comment a let us know.

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