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2008 Westminster Winners: Non-Sporting Group

This hodge-podge collection has a special place in my heart for my little North is part of the Non-Sporting group! I learned during last night's show that, not only is it made up of pups that didn't fit any other group, originally there were just two groups – the Sporting and the Non-Sporting. As new groups formed and split off, first the Hounds and Terriers separated from the Sporting and the Toys and Working split from the Non-Sporting, with Herding later breaking away from the Working. But, who topped the remaining pooches in the Non-Sporting group that competed last night? To see their winner,

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Ahh! "Remy" the Standard Poodle! I can't say I was surprised as poodles often capture this group ("Yes" won at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show) but I was really pulling for the Bulldog who has entered the AKC most popular breed list for the first time in 75 years. He was so adorable (and adorably slow) so maybe next year he'll come out on top.

For the Non-Sporting group, the results were:

  1. Poodle (Standard): Ch Brighton Minimoto. Female born June 20, 2004.
  2. Bulldog: Ch Cherokee Legend Rock. Male born Nov. 19, 2004.
  3. Bichon Frise: Ch Paray's Paragon. Male born Mar. 12, 2004.
  4. Tibetan Terrier: Ch Players Prodigy. Male born Aug. 22, 2002.
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Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Good Lord. That poor poodle. For some reason its grooming reminds me of Paris Hilton.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I'm fond of bulldogs!
redheath redheath 8 years
The poodle haircut actually goes back to when they where used for hunting birds that they had to retrieve out of the water. The dogs drowned due to the weight of their hair so they came up with that fugly cut... each patch covers vital organs or joints to protect them. Anyway, the dalmatians are always so beautiful... IMO they should always win this group! Not that I'm biased by my own 2 beautiful dals!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Bulldogs are so handsome :)
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Yeah, I don't get the poodle shaving thing, either. I would have chosen the bulldog.
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Yeah, I don't get the poodle shaving thing, either. I would have chosen the bulldog.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
that bichon looks CraZy!!
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I hate that stupid poodle haircut. Why would you shave butt cheeks onto your dog? And why would that win? I always root for the bulldogs. There was a Frenchie a couple years ago that was seriously the cutest dog I've ever seen. I swear, she was skipping instead of walking.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 8 years
Ugh, always with the poodles. Why do they always win?
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I have a Boston terrier and my dog is 100x cuter than the one in the show. And I'm not just saying that because I'm his owner. I get stopped on the street constantly by people who exclaim how adorable he is because hes slender with perfect markings. But I think he's too hyper to be a show dog.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
i have a bichon but my dog doesn't look like that! aaaaaaaw sometimes i wish he did though. so fluffy!
foxie foxie 8 years
Shows like this encourage the breeding of dogs, much to the disfortune of perfectly good and sweet mutts in shelters across the nation. Adopt, don't buy!
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