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California Dogs Dominate at 136th Westminster Show

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Dogs from 44 states and 3 foreign countries win awards

Entries from the state of California dominated the competition at the 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 13-14.

California dogs captured the most Best of Breed Awards (27 out of 185), the most group placements (7 out of 28), and the most total awards (75 out of 647) at the world's greatest dog show.

The state of Pennsylvania had an impressive showing as well, beginning with the fact that a Pennsylvania dog, a Pekingese named GCH Palacegarden Malachy, was named Best In Show. In addition, Pennsylvania dogs won a total of 15 Best of Breed awards and 54 total awards, second only to California in those categories. In all, dogs from 44 states and three foreign countries won awards.

The awards included Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, and Awards of Merit in all 185 breeds and varieties, and Group placements (1st through 4th in seven Groups).

Here is the breakdown:

BEST OF BREED WINS (185) - California 27, Pennsylvania 15, New York 14, Texas 10, Canada 10, Ohio 9, New Jersey 8, Washington 8, Illinois 7, Colorado 6, Massachusetts 6, Virginia 6, Florida 5, Georgia 5, Maryland 5, North Carolina 5, Wisconsin 5, Connecticut 4, Oregon 4, Indiana 3, Oklahoma 3, Tennessee 3, Arkansas 2, Michigan 2, New Hampshire 2, New Mexico 2, Alabama 1, Arizona 1, Idaho 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Mississippi 1, Nebraska 1, South Carolina 1, West Virginia 1.

GROUP PLACEMENTS (28) - California 7, Ohio 3, Massachusetts 2, New York 2, Pennsylvania 2, Texas 2, Canada 2, Colorado 1, Florida 1, Georgia 1, Illinois 1, Maryland 1, New Jersey 1, New Mexico 1, North Carolina 1.

TOTAL AWARDS (647, does not include Junior Showmanship awards) - California 75, Pennsylvania 54, New York 42, Texas 39, Florida 33, New Jersey 32, Canada 31, Connecticut 28, Ohio 26, Virginia 24, Maryland 23, Illinois 22, Washington 16, Massachusetts 16, Colorado 15, North Carolina 15, Tennessee 13, Wisconsin 13, Georgia 12, Michigan 11, Indiana 10, South Carolina 10, Louisiana 8, Oregon 8, Alabama 7, Kentucky 7, Oklahoma 7, New Hampshire 6, Arizona 5, Iowa 4, Missouri 4, New Mexico 4, Arkansas 3, Delaware 3, Rhode Island 3, Idaho 2, Kansas 2, Minnesota 2, Nebraska 2, Nevada 2, West Virginia 2, District of Columbia 1, Japan 1, Maine 1, Mexico 1, Mississippi 1, Vermont 1.

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP (8) - North Carolina 2, Wisconsin 2, California 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, Tennessee 1.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LISTING OF AWARD WINNERS BY STATE OR COUNTRY (Excel format)





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