2013 Westminster Dog Show: Breeds That Don't Stand a Chance in Best in Show

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IFebruary 12, 2013

Photo courtesy of DailyPuppy.com
Photo courtesy of DailyPuppy.com

As the results for Best in Show in the 2013 Westminster Dog Show await, I'm here to tell you which breeds won't be taking home the prestigious award this year.

If the past records have taught us anything, it's that the WKC judges favor some breeds and just flat out ignore others.

Here are three breeds that won't be winning Best in Show on Tuesday night.


The Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is one of two new breeds to the 2013 Westminster Dog Show, and as history shows, new breeds don't usually fair well in their first year.

At last year's competition, the WKC rolled out six new breeds (American English Coonhound, Cesky Terrier, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Finnish Lapphund, Norwegian Lundehund and the Xoloitzcuintli), but none of them finished in the top four of their groups.

Although a member of the Hound family won the Best in Show in 2011 (Scottish Deerhound), the Treeing Walker Coonhound doesn't stand a chance in its first year here in 2013.


Labrador Retriever

Despite being the most popular dog in the United States, the Labrador Retriever breed has never finished in first place in the best in show competition.

The breed entered the competition in 1923, meaning that it's gone 93 years without a first place finish. The WKC records indicate that the breed has finished second four times, but never above every other breed.

Where's the love for the Labs?

With more breeds being added every year to the show, the Labrador Retriever's chances of winning first place in the Best in Show competition are becoming worse and worse.


German Pinscher

Speaking of no love.

The German Pinscher only joined the competition in 2004, but to say it's had success would be an understatement.

In its nine years in the WKC show, the German Pinscher breed has never won the Best in Show competition. 

Furthermore, the breed has never even finished within the top four of its group.

The last time any German dog won the prestigious award was back in 2005, when the Pointer (German Shorthaired) took home the trophy.


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