Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Greyhounds @ Westminster 2011

Greyhound Breed Judging:  At the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show -

Sometimes, I know, it seems that Greyhounds aren't even at Westminster.  But, checking the records, one finds:
  • Most Hound Group wins - 13
  • Most consecutive Hound Group wins - 7
    Greyhound (1931-1937)
  • Most consecutive Hound Group placements - 11
    Greyhound (1930-1940)
On the other hand:  Although Greyhounds have done well in the Hound Group, a Greyhound has never won Best In Show. In fact, a Hound has only won Best In Show four times in Westminster's history.  The most recent Hound Best In Show was a 15-inch Beagle (yes, a Beagle is a Hound!) in 2008.  And FYI: Greyhounds were entered in the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in 1877. 

Click here for Westminster's Greyhound Breed Information page.

1 comment:

Abq Jew said...

The 2011 Best In Show Trophy was awarded to "GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind" a.k.a. "Hickory," a Scottish Deerhound.