Scottish Deerhound Wins Best in Show at Westminster 2011

February 15, 2011

Photo of Scottish Deerhound Courtesy of Creative Commons Me'nthedogs

Congratulations to the Scottish Deerhound, the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Best in Show.

She is formally know by GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, but she goes by Hickory as a pet name.

Seven groups competed for the coveted Best in Show title. Besides the Scottish Deerhound, representing the hounds, other winning group competitors (listed from 1st to 4th) include:

Herding
Bearded Collie- GCH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins
Belgian Tervuren- GCH Sky Acres Spy Plane
Border Collie- GCH Bon-Clyde’s Take One
Pembroke Welsh Corgi- GCH Segni At Coventry

Hound
Scottish Deerhound- GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
Beagle (15”)- GCH Torquay Midnight Confession
Norwegian Elkhound- GCH Vin- Melca’s Voyager

Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen- GCH Celestiral CJ’s Hearts on Fire

Sporting
Cocker Spaniel- GCH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction
Irish Setter- CH Jewelset’s Up Up N Away
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon- GCH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion
Irish Water Spaniel- GCH Poole’s Ide Got Water RN

Non-Sporting
Chinese Shar-Pei- GCH Vaje’s Miss Jayne Hathaway
Bichon Frises- GCH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy
Lhasa Apso- GCH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah
Keeshond- GCH KarolinaBonnyvale Meant To Be

Terrier- Terriers are my personal favorite, as they represent my canine companion, Cardiff.
Fox Terrier (Smooth)- GCH SlyFox Skeak’s A Peek
Norfolk Terrier- GCH Cracknor Cross The Ts
Skye- GCH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman
West Highland White Terrier- CH Blythefell Fergus

Toy
Pekingese- GCH Palacegarden Malachy
Affenpinscher- GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari
Pug- CH Xoe’s Oscar De La Hoya
Papillion- CH Copella’s Rising Attraction

Working
Portuguese Water Dog- GCH Aviators Luck Be A Lady
Boxer- GCH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
Kuvaszok (AKA Kuva)- GCH Szymeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence
Samoyed- CH- McMagic’s Candied Ham of Pebblesrun

Congratulations to all winners for all the hard work (and dieting) to make it to such a notable stage in the dog show competition world. Good luck on your next studding, whelping, or showing ventures.

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Copyright of this article (2011) is owned by Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Republishing any portion of this article must first be authorized by Dr. Patrick Mahaney. Requests for republishing must be approved by Dr. Patrick Mahaney and received in written format.

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Photo credit: Creative Commons me’nthedogs and is not a photo of Hickory.

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