Trumpet the Bloodhound took home the top prize at this year’s prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show as Best in Show, the first of its breed in the event’s 145 year history.
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Trumpet, a Bloodhound, kisses his handler, Heather Helmer, after winning the title of ‘Best in Show’ at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York on Wednesday.
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This meant that in 2022 there were 211 different dog breeds that could be entered into the show. But this time it was the Bloodhounds that prevailed, with Trumpet taking first place while Winston the French bulldog was second.
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Trumpet the Bloodhound poses with breeder and handler Heather Buehner after he was awarded Best in Show at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Trumpet the Bloodhound won the coveted Best of Show honor at the Westminster Kennel Club’s 146th Annual Dog Show at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, defeating over 3,500 dogs from more than 200 different breeds Breeds for the Ultimate Prize.
Each year, the winning dog wins the Westminster Legend Trophy, a hand-engraved crystal bowl. But even for the first place there is no cash prize. In fact, attending the country’s most prestigious dog show can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
In 2019, Wasabi the Pekingese – bred, owned and handled by David Fitzpatrick – became the first-ever toy dog to win the AKC National Championship. In 2021, the Pekingese won Westminster. Fitzpatrick’s other Pekingese, Malachy, won at Westminster in 2012.
Which breed of dog has won the most Westminster Kennel Club dog shows? The breed that took home the most blue ribbons from the show is the Wire Fox Terrier with a total of 15 wins, according to Wikipedia.
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In the end, The Trumpet the Bloodhound was crowned this year’s champion, beating more than 3,500 other dogs and 211 breeds (from 49 states and nine other countries!) for the coveted WKC blue ribbon.