The show is the second-oldest continuous sporting event in the US after Kentucky Derby and crowned its winner from among the winners of the earlier best-in-group competitions.
The show began Saturday, and was held at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, marking its second year at the location instead of its usual home at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The competition was originally relocated due to Covid-19 concerns.
Nearly 3,500 dogs – representing more than 200 breeds and varieties – took part in the competition, according to a news release from the organizers.
The show’s selected finalists represent the best of seven different groups of dog breeds: hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier.
Here’s who won in each of the groups:
Hound: Trumpet the Bloodhound
Toy: Hollywood the Maltese
Non-sporting: Winston the French Bulldog
Herding: River the German Shepherd
Sporting: Belle the English Setter
Working: Striker the Samoyed
Terrier: MM the Lakeland