More than 100 dogs have won Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show – and yet some breeds have never taken home the crown.
Not only that, but some breeds win far more than others. Terrier breeds have won Westminster more than 40% of the time, with the wire fox terrier winning a whopping 14 times.
Popular American breeds the standard poodle, Boxer, American Cocker Spaniel and Doberman Pinscher have won four times, while breeds like the French Bulldog, Dachshund and Golden Retriever have never won.
The process of becoming an official breed with the American Kennel Club (AKC) takes years and requires set standards and a population of hundreds of that breed spread around the United States. Here are some recently introduced breeds as well as obscure long-standing ones. Their unique jobs or appearances will make them stand out among the competition.
For more than three centuries, the annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show has crowned a Best In Show winner that represents the best of the best of purebred dogs. The 143rd WKC show, which took place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Feb 9-12, featured more than 3,000 dogs representing more than 200 breeds.
You might be familiar with popular breeds like Labrador retrievers and standard poodles, but what about the dozens of striking rare breeds? – Tribune News Service