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Day 2 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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The second day of the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show featured the following group winners: the Irish Setter (Sporting), a Doberman Pinscher (Working), and a Kerry Blue Terrier (Terrier).

Day two's dogs joined day one winners; a Wire Haired Dachshund (Hound), a Pekingese (Toy), a Dalmatian (Non-Sporting), and a German Shepherd (Herding). All seven dogs looked majestic as they stepped into the ring for the Best In Show competition…and the crowd did not hold back in showing enthusiasm for their favorites.

Fans of the more ‘substantial’ breeds were shocked and surprised when judge Cindy Vogels named Malachy, the Pekingese, Best In Show. Wynn Las Vegas posted betting odds on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (for entertainment purposes only) and picked the Pekingese as the favorite with 6:1 odds. However, there is no denying the character and the quality of this little dog. In fact, Malachy came into the competition with 115 Best In Show wins, the only dog to win more than 100 shows last year.

Malachy was a favorite last year during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and made it to the Best In Show competition, but was ultimately outdone by ‘Hickory’ the Scottish Deerhound. However, this year Hickory handed over her title as ‘America’s Top Dog’ to little Malachy. For him, the 2nd time is the charm!

Take a look at some of the other sights from the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show:

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136 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - the floor of Madison Square Garden set up for Breed judging

1 136 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - the floor of Madison Square Garden set up for Breed judging

Boxer - R&G's 'Rocketman'

2 Boxer - R&G's 'Rocketman'

Brittany

3 Brittany

Cane Corso

4 Cane Corso

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

5 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

6 Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Clumber Spaniel

7 Clumber Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

8 Cocker Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

9 English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

10 English Springer Spaniel

Field Spaniel 'Albert'

11 Field Spaniel 'Albert'

Flat Coated Retriever

12 Flat Coated Retriever

Dogue de Bordeaux aka French Mastiff

13 Dogue de Bordeaux aka French Mastiff

German Pinscher

14 German Pinscher

German Shepherd

15 German Shepherd

German Wirehaired Pointer

16 German Wirehaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer (and our friends from 'Angel on a Leash')

17 German Shorthaired Pointer (and our friends from 'Angel on a Leash')

Giant Schnauzer gets a sponge bath in preparation for show!

18 Giant Schnauzer gets a sponge bath in preparation for show!

Gordon Setter

19 Gordon Setter

Great Dane

20 Great Dane

Great Dane ring

21 Great Dane ring

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - 'Cool Hand Luke' is from California

22 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - 'Cool Hand Luke' is from California

Host of 'It's A Dog's Life' on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM, Greg Kleva

23 Host of 'It's A Dog's Life' on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM, Greg Kleva

Her Snood helps keep this Irish Water Spaniel's ears clean and dry

24 Her Snood helps keep this Irish Water Spaniel's ears clean and dry

Spinone Italiano

25 Spinone Italiano

Kuvasz

26 Kuvasz

Kuvasz

27 Kuvasz

'Eve' is a Labrador Retriever from Massachusetts

28 'Eve' is a Labrador Retriever from Massachusetts

Leonberger

29 Leonberger

Leonberger Ring

30 Leonberger Ring

Leonberger 'Dozer' meets his fans!

31 Leonberger 'Dozer' meets his fans!

These Mastiffs were resting up before getting into the ring!

32 These Mastiffs were resting up before getting into the ring!

Neapolitan Mastiff

33 Neapolitan Mastiff

Newfoundland

34 Newfoundland

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

35 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Portuguese Water Dog

36 Portuguese Water Dog

Irish Red and White Setter

37 Irish Red and White Setter

Samoyed

38 Samoyed

Siberian Husky

39 Siberian Husky

Skye Terrier

40 Skye Terrier

Sussex Spaniel Service Dog

41 Sussex Spaniel Service Dog

Tibetan Mastiff 'Major' gave away his human Mom Debbie Parsons in her wedding ceremony held in the benching area during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show...Congratulations Debbie (and Major)!!!

42 Tibetan Mastiff 'Major' gave away his human Mom Debbie Parsons in her wedding ceremony held in the benching area during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show...Congratulations Debbie (and Major)!!!

Tibetan Mastiff

43 Tibetan Mastiff

Vizla 'Libby' won Best Of Opposite (Sex)

44 Vizla 'Libby' won Best Of Opposite (Sex)

Welsh Springer Spaniel 'Colin' will be retiring after this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show

45 Welsh Springer Spaniel 'Colin' will be retiring after this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show

Westhighland White Terrier aka Westie being groomed

46 Westhighland White Terrier aka Westie being groomed

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