Drop everything you’re doing and look at the dogs that just won Westminster

  • The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show announced this year’s canine winners, and we’re enjoying it.
  • Buddy Holly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, trotted home with the “Best in Show” trophy.
  • Other winners include a shredded French bulldog, a regal Giant Schnauzer, and a Pekingese furball.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has spoken: Buddy Holly the dog is this year’s best dog.

named after the rock and roll singer of the 1950sBuddy Holly, a white and gray dog, was seen posing for his moment of victory next to a shiny trophy.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen from Palm Springs, California, won the coveted “Best in Show” trophy, the first of his breed to do so in the competition’s 147-year history.

“I never thought a PBGV would do this,” Buddy Holly’s handler Janice Hayes said, according to the washington post. “Buddy Holly is the epitome of the dog show.”

There were also other dogs in the show that stole our hearts.

Check out Rummie, a Pekingese with a glorious mop of brown fur. Rummie didn’t take first prize, but did take the “Reserve Best in Show” ribbon.

Pekingese are Westminster dog show royalty. wasabianother Pekingese, won top honors at the 2021 show. Malachy, Wasabi’s grandfather, he won the award in 2012.

Other winners of this year’s competition include a small but mighty French Bulldog named Winston, who won in the Non-Sporting category.

A majestic black Giant Schnauzer named Monty trotted up to claim first prize in the Working Group category.

And an honorable mention must go to a Komondor named Addie, who is 10% dog and 90% mop.

The Westminster Kennel Club did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment sent outside of normal business hours.

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