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In 1982, the numerical limit was lowered, entries closing with the mail that brought the 2,500th entry. In 1983, after AKC established the Herding Group, four groups were judged on the first day, and three on the second, the group order being reversed each year. The Doberman Pinscher, Ch. Royal Tudor’s Wild as the Wind CD, becomes the first dog with an obedience title to capture Best in Show in 1989.

This one of a kind #WKCArchive photo features the WKC Best in Show winners from 1987- 1990.

Left to Right:

  • Handler: Jimmy Moses
    • Dog: Ch. Covy Tucker Hill's Manhattan. "Hatter"
  • Handler: Skip Piazza
    • Dog: Ch. Great Prince Charming, II "Prince"
  • Handler: Luc Boileau
    • Dog: Ch. Wendessa Crown Prince. "Prince"
  • Handler: Andy Linton
    • Dog: Ch. Royal Tudor's Wild As The Wind

In 1986 "Deputy", Ch. Marjetta’s National Acclaim, a 5-year-old Pointer defeated 2,591 dogs to win Best in Show. He was the first Pointer to win Best In Show at WKC since 1932. Judge Mrs. George John Wanner only took 14 minutes to reach her decision that Deputy was to be crowned America's Dog. #WKCArchive