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,
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:
- Poodle (Standard): Ch Brighton Minimoto. Female born June 20, 2004.
- Bulldog: Ch Cherokee Legend Rock. Male born Nov. 19, 2004.
- Bichon Frise: Ch Paray's Paragon. Male born Mar. 12, 2004.
- Tibetan Terrier: Ch Players Prodigy. Male born Aug. 22, 2002.