Westminster Dog Show Results

Westminster Dog Show Results

Malachy the Pekingese wins Best in Show

The Oscars of the dog world, the Westminster Dog Show, wrapped up yesterday, with hundreds of breeds strutting their stuff through Madison Square Garden to win the coveted Best in Show award. Let’s take a look at the results and all of the big news from the 2012 show.

Best in Show

Four-year-old Pekingese Malachy grabbed the top award at this year’s Westminster Dog Show. After his big win, Malachy and his owner were guests on the Today Show, where the owner announced that Malachy will be retiring.

Best of Group

Malachy had some tough competition for the Best in Show title. A Wirehaired Dachshund represented the Hound group, while a Dalmatian won the Non-Sporting group. A German Shepherd earned top honors in the Herding group, and an Irish Setter represented the Sporting group. A Doberman Pinscher won the Working group, while the Terrier group selected a Kerry Blue Terrier. Malachy, the eventual winner, of course, came from the Toy group. See all of the Group winners here.

Best of Breed

The Best of Breed competition might not attract as much viewer interest as the more elite Best of Group and Best in Show competitions, but landing a Best of Breed is a major honor for dogs and their owners. Check out the full list of Best of Breed winners here.

Did you miss the Westminster Dog Show? You can catch all of the video highlights on the organization’s website. Check out the Breed Judging section if you want to see your favorite breeds compete. I’m biased, but I sure enjoyed watching the pug judging competition. There can never be too many squished faces and curly tails!