February 15, 2012
Day 2 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Posted by Greg Kleva
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:
1 136 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - the floor of Madison Square Garden set up for Breed judging
2 Boxer - R&G's 'Rocketman'
4 Cane Corso
5 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
6 Chesapeake Bay Retriever
7 Clumber Spaniel
8 Cocker Spaniel
9 English Springer Spaniel
10 English Springer Spaniel
11 Field Spaniel 'Albert'
12 Flat Coated Retriever
13 Dogue de Bordeaux aka French Mastiff
14 German Pinscher
15 German Shepherd
16 German Wirehaired Pointer
17 German Shorthaired Pointer (and our friends from 'Angel on a Leash')
18 Giant Schnauzer gets a sponge bath in preparation for show!
19 Gordon Setter
20 Great Dane
21 Great Dane ring
22 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - 'Cool Hand Luke' is from California
23 Host of 'It's A Dog's Life' on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM, Greg Kleva
24 Her Snood helps keep this Irish Water Spaniel's ears clean and dry
25 Spinone Italiano
28 'Eve' is a Labrador Retriever from Massachusetts
30 Leonberger Ring
31 Leonberger 'Dozer' meets his fans!
32 These Mastiffs were resting up before getting into the ring!
33 Neapolitan Mastiff
35 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
36 Portuguese Water Dog
37 Irish Red and White Setter
39 Siberian Husky
40 Skye Terrier
41 Sussex Spaniel Service Dog
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)!!!
43 Tibetan Mastiff
44 Vizla 'Libby' won Best Of Opposite (Sex)
45 Welsh Springer Spaniel 'Colin' will be retiring after this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show
46 Westhighland White Terrier aka Westie being groomed
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