Sunday, February 12, 2017

Westminster Best in Show Winners

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has a long and illustrious history. This post from Mental Floss brings us some of the most interesting winners in the Best in Show category over the past 110 years.

The first winner of Best in Show was a female smooth-coated fox terrier named Warren Remedy. who won the title again in 1908 and 1909. Her death in 1912 rated a notice in The New York Times [PDF]

Warren Remedy

The 1911 Best in Show winner was the male Scottish terrier Tickle Em Jock who was purchased from a London butcher for about $15 [PDF]. Wee Jock displayed his rough beginnings later that year by biting a judge right after winning Best in Breed at another show [PDF].

Tickle Em Jock

Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven was the youngest dog to ever win Westminster's Best in Show, at just nine months old. However he never competed in another show after that first big win because his owner claimed the champion collie was the target of death threats.

Read about more Westminster Best In Show winners here.

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