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French bulldog named Winston wins best in show award at the National Dog Show

A French bulldog named Winston has been named the best of the National Dog Show. Winston has won 78 best in shows throughout his career, according to the national dog show.

The show, organized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in Philadelphia, took place on November 19 and 20, but was televised on Thanksgiving Day.

Each of the 212 breeds of dogs AKC recognized they are assigned to one of seven groups: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding. The seven group winners then compete for the best show.

Winston first won the best of his group, non-sporting group, beating 20 other breeds, then moved on to compete against the other group winners, according to NBC Sports. In all, he beat 1,500 dogs for the title.

An English toy spaniel was named best of reserve show, or first runner-up.

In 2020 and 2021, a Scottish greyhound named Claire wonmaking history as the first to win the best in show award two years in a row at the prestigious dog show.

In June, Winston won best in show for his group at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showand went on to win best of reserve show.

“When you look at a French bulldog and read the standard, and you see this dog, he fits the standard perfectly,” said Winston’s handler, Perry Payson of Bixby, Oklahoma. said after his victory at the National Dog Show.

Winston is part owner of Payson and NFL player Morgan Fox and his family. Fox, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, tweeted when Winston won in his group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: “If this is how my parents felt watching my games all these years, I apologize.”

Three new breeds were added to the National Dog Show roster this year: the Russian Toy in the toy group, the Mudi in the herding group, and the Bracco Italiano in the sporting group.


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