2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Pekinese wins Best in Show; see the complete list of winners

June 13, 2021

by Janice Garrett

The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, on June 12 and June 13, 2021. In the U.S., portions of the event were televised on Fox, FS1 and FS2. The show could also be livestreamed on the Fox Sports app and FoxSports.com. GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi, a 3-year-old male Pekinese, was named Best in Show.

It was the first time that the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. The show’s usual location at New York City’s Madison Square Garden was not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also makred the first time in more than 30 years that the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show named its Best in Show winner live on broadcast TV. The show has been on

Anchoring the weekend’s primetime coverage were MLB, NFL and NASCAR host Chris Myers, Westminster Kennel Club announcer Gail Miller Bisher and judge Don Sturz in the booth. Jenny Taft, moderator of FS1 studio show “Undisputed” and the network’s lead college football reporter, returned as the event’s host. NFL and soccer reporter Sara Walsh interviewed judges and handlers.

FS1 televised group judging on June 12 and June 13, with Fox televising more group judging and the crowining of the Best in Show winner live.

Westminster Weekend began June 12 with the Masters Agility Championship on Fox. Fox Soccer lead play-by-play announcer John Strong called the action, joining analyst and dog trainer Terry Simons and reporter Jennifer Hale.

Strong and Hale also contributed to Fox’s breed judging June 12 on FS2 and June 13 on FS1. Veteran judges Kimberly Meredith and Jason Hoke joined Strong, while Hale spoke with some of the event’s participants.

The Fox Sports app and WestminsterKennelClub.org provided more coverage of the weekend’s events with original content and bonus cameras. Charlotte Wilder, Fox Sports columnist and co-host of The People’s Sports Podcast, was on location with regular updates across Fox Sports digital and social platforms.

Here are the results of the event:

GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi, Best in Show winner of the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

2021 Best in Show was awarded to GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi.

Breed: Pekingese

Sex: Male

DOB: 4/27/18

Breeder: David Fitzpatrick

Owner: Sandra Middlebrooks & Peggy Steinman & Iris Love & D Fitzpatrick

Sire: GCHG CH Pequest Pickwick

Dam: CH Pequest Sushi GrandAKCTS 38696002

GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon, Reserve Best in Show at the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

2021 Reserve Best In Show was awarded to GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon

Breed: Whippets

Sex: Female

DOB: 9/02/15

Breeder: Justin Smithey & Yvonne Sovereign

Owner: Justin Smithey & Dr Ken Latimer & Judy Descutner & Nancy Shaw & Cheslie Smithey

Sire: CH Bo-Bett’s Lord Of The Rings

Dam: CH Sowagla Appraxin Patchouli

AKCHP: 50403101

GROUP RESULTS

Hound Group

1st

Whippets

GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon

2nd

Bluetick Coonhounds

GCHG CH Evenstar-Wesridge’s One Hail Of A Man

3rd

Redbone Coonhounds

GCHG CH CCH My She Dances Like Uma Thurman

4th

Harriers

GCHS CH Blythmoor Sheez-Beez Tell Me No Tales

Toy Group

1st

French Bulldogs

GCHP CH Chaselands Mathew Moss

2nd

Chinese Shar-Pei

GCHP CH Majesty Legaxy Asia’s Crown Jewel

3rd

Lhasa Apsos

GCHB CH Xeralane’s Shut Up And Kiss Me

4th

Schipperkes

GCHB CH Delamer Suzi Sells Sushi On The Boardwalk

Non-Sporting Group

1st

Old English Sheepdogs

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Courage Of Conviction

2nd

Pulik

GCH CH Cordmaker Punchinello

3rd

Miniature American Shepherds

GCHG CH Dynasty’s Epic Adventure At Sunpeak BCAT

4th

German Shepherd Dogs

GCHS CH Woodside’s Arabella

Herding Group

1st

Pointers (German Shorthaired)

GCHS CH Clarity Reach The Sky Vjk-Myst

2nd

Brittanys

GCHB CH Hope’s Copper Pennie

3rd

Setters (English)

GCHS CH Sevenoaks Weymouthcatchingifre

4th

Weimaraners

GCH CH Greyborn’s Belle Starr

Sporting Group

1st

Pointers (German Shorthaired)

GCHS CH Clarity Reach The Sky Vjk-Myst

2nd

Brittanys

GCHB CH Hope’s Copper Pennie

3rd

Setters (English)

GCHS CH Sevenoaks Weymouthcatchingifre

4th

Weimaraners

GCH CH Greyborn’s Belle Starr

Working Group

1st

Samoyeds

GCHG CH Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike

2nd

Doberman Pinschers

GCHP CH Protocol’s I Came I Saw I Sparkled CA

3rd

Great Danes

GCHG CH Landmark-Divine Acres Kiss Myself, I’m So Pretty

4th

Great Pyrenees

GCH CH Rivergroves Just In Time

Terrier Group

1st

West Highland White Terriers

GCHG CH Crystal Boy De La Pomme

2nd

Miniature Schnauzers

GCHP CH Carmel Sky High Wish Upon A Star

3rd

Border Terriers

GCHG CH Meadowlake High Times

4th

Fox Terriers (Wire)

GCH CH Random Real Quiet

AGILITY RESULTS

MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPION

Verb

Breed: Border Collie

Handler: Perry DeWitt

Time: 31.30

ALL-AMERICAN DOG

Plop

Handler: Lisa Topol

Time: 37.73

8-INCH DIVISION

1st

Lark

Breed: Papillon

Handler: Betsey Lynch

Time: 33.51

2nd

Gwendolline

Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Handler: Jo-Ann Carleton

Time: 41.42

3rd

Judy Judy

Breed: Chinese Crested

Handler: Frank Gilmer

Time: 42.64

4th

Taylor

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Handler: Jennifer Crank

Time: 43.26

12-INCH DIVISION

1st

Pre

Breed: Poodle

Handle: Laura Dolan

Time: 30.41

2nd

Pixel

Breed: Miniature American Shepherd

Handler: Ami Sheffield

Time: 30.98

3rd

Bilbo

Breed: Papillon

Handler: Brittney Imhof

Time: 32.64

4th

Plop

Breed: All American Dog

Handler: Lisa Topol

Time: 37.73

16-INCH DIVISION

1st

Boss

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Handler: John Nys

Time: 31.78

2nd

Hijack

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Handler: Mary Ann Wurst

Time: 35.17

3rd

Pixel

Breed: Manchester Terrier

Handler: Beth Mathews-Bradshaw

Time: 36.11

4th

Hula

Breed: Miniature American Shepherd

Handler: Jay Kessel

Time: 39.28

20-INCH DIVISION

1st

Verb

Breed: Border Collie

Handler: Perry DeWitt

Time: 31.30

2nd

Gracie

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Handler: Kelly Cardamone

Time: 36.71

3rd

Cady

Breed: Australian Cattle Dog

Handler: Helen Springut

Time: 38.75

4th

Mr. T

Breed: Golden Retriever

Handler: Antonia Rotelle

Time: 41.49

24-INCH DIVISION

1st

Doogie

Breed: Border Collie

Handler: Tracy Golden

Time 36.88

2nd

Cannon

Breed: Boxer

Handler: Sarah Osborne

Time: 37.10

3rd

Hogan

Breed: Weimaraner

Handler: Steve Basson

Time: 37.36

4th

Shambhu

Breed: Poodle

Handler: Russell Thorpe

Time: 40.80

2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Wire fox terrier wins Best in Show; see complete list of winners

February 12, 2019

The 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden from February 10 to February 12, 2018. In the U.S., portions of the event were televised on Fox, NatGeo Wild, FS1 and Fox Sports Go.

Here are the results of the event:

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

2019 Best in Show was awarded to GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home

Breed: Fox Terriers (Wire)
Sex: Male
DOB: 10/01/11
Breeder: R De Munter & D Uiterwijk
Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr
Sire: Crispy Legacy
Dam: Ginagee Van Foliny Home
AKC: RN 27155701

GCHG CH Oeste’s In The Name Of Love, Best Reserve in Show at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

2019 Reserve Best In Show was awarded to GCHG CH Oeste’s In the Name of Love

Breed: Havanese
Sex: Male
DOB: 7/23/16
Breeder: Mary E King & Rafe H Schindler & Julie Vogel & Taffe McFadden
Owner: Mary E King & Rafe H Schindler & Julie Vogel & Taffe McFadden
Sire: CH Oeste’s Top Gun
Dam: GCH Oeste’s Stealing The Starlight
AKC: TS 31159701

GROUP RESULTS

Hound Group

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Toy Group

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Non-Sporting Group

1st

2nd

GCHP CH Le Petit Prince De La Bete

3rd

4th

Herding Group

1st

2nd

GCHP2 CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT

3rd

4th

Sporting Group

1st

Spaniels (Sussex)

GCHS CH Kamand’s Full Of Beans @ Erinhill

2nd

Setters (Irish)

GCHP CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour

3rd

4th

Working Group

1st

2nd

3rd

GCHB CH Ederra’s Glacier The Power Of Mo’ne

4th

GCHP CH Foxfire’s Alltimate Wanna Be

Terrier Group

1st

GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home

2nd

GCHS CH Alpine’s LBK Living On The Road DS CGC TKN

3rd

CH Juger Edelweiss Prince Lionheart

4th

GCHS CH J’Adores Stanley Cup Toews At Raelyn

AGILITY RESULTS

Masters Agility Champion

Verb
Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Perry DeWitt
Time: 32.05

All-American Dog

Plop
Handler: Lisa Topol
Time: 37.99

8-Inch Division

1st

Gabby
Breed: Papillon
Handler: Andrea Samuels
Time: 39.31

2nd

Lark
Breed: Papillon
Handler: Betsey Lynch
Time: 43.20

3rd

Logan
Breed: All American Dog
Handler: Kimberly Barton
Time: 44.35

4th

Bexar
Breed: Havanese
Handler: Cherry Windlinger
Time: 50.45

12-Inch Division

1st

Pixel
Breed: Miniature American Shepherd
Handler: Ami Sheffield
Time: 33.45
2nd
Pre
Breed: Poodle
Handler: Laura Dolan
Time: 35.10
3rd
Plop
Breed: All American Dog
Handler: Lisa Topol
Time: 37.99
4th
Trek
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Handler: Brittany Schaezler
Time: 40.32

16-Inch Division

1st

P!nk
Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Jennifer Crank
Time: 31.23

2nd

Boss
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Handler: John Nys
Time: 33.33

3rd

Trudi
Breed: Miniature American Shepherd
Handler: Chip Gerfen
Time: 34.29

4th

Skye
Breed: Keeshond
Handler: Claire O’Neil
Time: 39.10

20-Inch Division

1st

Verb
Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Perry DeWitt
Time: 32.05

2nd

Verb
Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Perry DeWitt
Time: 32.05

3rd

Boca
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Handler: Dave Grubel
Time: 34.94

4th

Atty
Breed: Dalmatian
Handler: Tod Hebert
Time: 39.21

24-Inch Division

1st

Harley
Breed: All American Dog
Handler: Erin Stumler
Time: 43.92

2nd

Kaboom
Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Amber McCune
Time: 45.63

3rd

Isaac
Breed: Poodle
Handler: Anita Justinus
Time: 47.57

4th

Ebbets
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Handler: Elliot Kaplan
Time: 55.58

Best Junior Handler

1st

Madeline Beuhler
Pugs

CH Shijo N’Mar-J Rumor Has It @ Boxwood

Place Winners

2nd

Hunter Calvelage
Bernese Mountain Dogs

GCH CH Carma Que’s Paddle Faster

3rd

Melony Lopez
Poodles (Miniature)

4th

Victoria Tarr
Australian Shepherds

Ch Vinelake’s Parting Glance BCAT

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Bichon Frise wins Best in Show; see complete list of all the winners

February 13, 2018

The 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden from February 11 to February 13, 2018. In the U.S., portions of the event were televised on Fox, NatGeo Wild, FS1 and Fox Sports Go.

Here are the results of the event:

GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love, winner of Best in Show at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)
GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, winner of Best in Show at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

2018 Best in Show was awarded to “GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love.”

Breed: Bichons Frises

DOB: 3/05/12

Breeder: L Van Keuren & G Blue & LL Carlton & LA Letsche DVM

Owner: Patrina & Bruce Odette & Lindsay Van Keuren & Lorrie Carlton & L Letsche DVM

Sire: GCH Glenleigh Gangs N’ Roses

Dam: GCH Belle Creeks Razzle Dazzle

AKC: NP 31794401

 

GCH CH Ingebar’s Tynan Dances With Wildflowers, Reserve in Show at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club)

 2018 Reserve Best In Show was awarded to “GCH CH Ingebar’s Tynan Dances With Wildflowers”

Breed: Giant Schnauzers

DOB: 5/08/13

Breeder: Maryann Bisceglia

Owner: Sandra Nordstrom & Carol Mann & Maryann Bisceglia

Sire: Ingebars Goodfella

Dam: Ingebars Hey There Delilah

AKC: WS 44316902

 

GROUP RESULTS

 

Hound Group

1st

Borzois

GCHG CH Belisarius JP My Sassy Girl

2nd

Bloodhounds

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Limited Edition

3rd

Beagles, Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 In.

GCH CH Windstar’s Magnum Opus

4th

Whippets

GCH CH Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey

 

Toy Group

1st

Pugs

GCHS CH Hill Country’s Puttin’ On The Ritz

2nd

Pekingese

CH Pequest Feel The Burn

3rd

Affenpinschers

GCHS CH Tamarin Tailback

4th

English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby)

GCH CH Clussexx Paddington Of Flivverway

 

Non-Sporting Group

1st

Bichons Frises

GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love

2nd

Poodles (Standard)

GCH Hightide Stormsurge

3rd

Boston Terriers

GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible

4th

Keeshonden

CH Skyline Summerwind Order In The Court

 

Herding Group

1st

Border Collies

GCHP CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor

2nd

Cardigan Welsh Corgis

GCHP2 CH Aubrey’s Tails Of Mystery

3rd

Old English Sheepdogs

GCHB CH Bugaboo’s Let It Go Blu Mtn

4th

Shetland Sheepdogs

GCHB CH Laureate Invincible

 

Sporting Group

1st

Spaniels (Sussex)

GCH CH Kamand’s Full Of Beans @ Erinhill

2nd

Spaniels (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B.

GCH CH Silverhall Strike Force

3rd

Spaniels (Clumber)

GCHG CH Clussexx Man Of Steel

4th

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

GCHS CH Whiskeytown Genesee On Tap MH

 

Working Group

1st

Giant Schnauzers

GCH CH Ingebar’s Tynan Dances With Wildflowers

2nd

Akitas

GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation Of A Myth

3rd

Kuvaszok

GCH CH Ederra’s Glacier The Power Of Mo’ne

4th

Siberian Huskies

GCHS CH Sharin Nick Of Dynasty Rc Kennel

 

Terrier Group

1st

Norfolk Terriers

GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Winning Ticket

2nd

American Staffordshire Terriers

GCHG CH Roadhouse’s Life Of The Party CGCA CGCU RATN DN CA

3rd

Lakeland Terriers

CH Well-Red Clifftops Sweet Calpurnia

4th

West Highland White Terriers

GCHS CH Atom De La’Pomme

 

AGILITY RESULTS

Masters Agility Champion

Fame(US)

Border Collie

Jessica Ajoux

29.53

All-American Dog

Jefe

Liza Buckner

35.40

8-Inch Division

1st

Pink

Papillon

Howard Carr

34.18

2nd

Bing

Toy Fox Terrier

Karena Kosco

37.69

3rd

Gracie

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Rebecca Potosky

39.65

4th

Rory

Chihuahua

Bridget Kennedy

41.29

12-Inch Division

 

1st

Pre

Poodle

Laura Dolan

32.86

2nd

Jefe

All American Dog

Liza Buckner

35.40

3rd

Rauri Belle

Poodle

Diane M. O’Reilly

38.38

4th

Endo

Parson Russell Terrier

Diana Yares

38.70

16-Inch Division

 

1st

P!nk

Border Collie

Jennifer Crank

29.78

2nd

Lilac

Australian Shepherd

Neno Pessoa

31.31

3rd

Atomic

Border Collie

Maddie Speagle

31.74

4th

Aislinn

Shetland Sheepdog

Jon McConnell

37.03

20-Inch Division

 

1st

Fame(US)

Border Collie

Jessica Ajoux

29.53

2nd

Hops

Border Collie

Sarah Baker

31.06

3rd

Boca

Australian Shepherd

Dave Grubel

31.73

4th

Carly

Golden Retriever

Lori Ayers

38.14

24-Inch Division

 

1st

Kaboom

Border Collie

Amber McCune

34.52

2nd

Smitten

Border Collie

Lyndsay R. Mulligan

37.70

3rd

Shambhu

Poodle

Russell Thorpe

39.34

4th

Harley

All American Dog

Erin Stumler

41.63

Best Junior Handler

1st

Lily Mancini

Spaniels (English Springer)

GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder

Place Winners

2nd

Kaycee Klang

Briards

GCH CH Mon Amies Last Man Standing

3rd

Andrew Mueller

Border Terriers

GCH CH Middleshires Walking In Memphis

4th

Lynzze Grispin

Newfoundlands

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