Miss P, the grandniece of Uno (the first Beagle to win Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show in 2008), took the prestigious prize last night. Her full name is Ch Tashtins Looking for Trouble. She beat out winners from six other categories.
The finalists for Best in Show competing against Miss P were: Swagger (Old English sheepdog), Rocket (Shih Tzu), Matisse (Portuguese Water Dog), Liz (English Springer Spaniel), and Flame (Poodle). Many thought Swagger, a favorite of the crowd, was expected to win.
Matisse is the cousin of President Obama’s dog, Sunny. For the third time in a row, Matisse won in the Work Group category. Miss P also took the prize from Rocket, the Shih Tzu co-owned by kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst. Rocket won in the Toy Group category.
Winners of the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (2015):
|Herding Group:||GCH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect||Old English Sheepdog||M||3|
|Hound Group:||Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble/Miss P||Beagle||F||4|
|Non-Sporting:||GCH Dawin Hearts On Fire||Poodle||F||4|
|Sporting Group:||GCH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds||English Springer Spaniel||F||3|
|Toy Group:||GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power||Shih Tzu||M||2|
|Terrier Group:||GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie||Skye Terrier||M||3|
|Working Group:||GCH Claircreek Impression De Matisse||Portuguese Water Dog||M||3|
|Best in Show:||Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble/Miss P||Beagle||F||4|
|Reserve Best in Show:||GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie||Skye Terrier||M||3|
The 2nd Westminster Agility Championship (2015):
|8 in. Class:||Pink||Papillon||37.00||Attleboro, Mass.|
|12 in. Class:||Keebler||Pembroke Welsh Corgi||34.35||Giahanna, Ohio|
|16 in. Class:||Smart||Border Collie||31.21||Simi Valley, Calif.|
|20 in. Class:||Tex||Border Collie||30.93||Long Valley, N.J.|
|24 in Class:||Ffynch||Border Collie||33.95||Somers, Conn.|
|Best All American:||Roo!||All American||35.66||Menlo Park, Calif.|
|Overall winner:||Tex||Border Collie||30.93||Long Valley, N.J.|
More than 50 trophies went home to dogs in numerous categories. For the full list, visit The Westminster Kennel Club.