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National Dog Show 2013 Results: Best in Show and List of Winners

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: ' Hunter ' a French Bulldog during the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 9, 2009 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered the most important in the United States.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Alex BallentineFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 14, 2017

The National Dog Show has become a staple of American Thanksgiving television fare, and that tradition continued with the 2013 edition. 

According to the show's official website, the dog show is the most widely watched dog show in America and features over 2,000 dogs of 150 breeds. Of those 2,000 dogs, Jewel, an American Foxhound, was declared Best in Show:

There were far more winners than Best in Show, though. The prestigious show hands out top honors in seven different categories. Here were the breeds that made their owners proud by taking away top honors. 

 

Hound Group

The Hound Group is relatively new on the dog show scene. They were formerly considered part of the Sporting Group because of their functionality as hunters. However, their separation into another category of their own paved the way for the American Foxhound to get some recognition.

Hound Group
RankBreed
Best in ClassAmerican Foxhound
SecondAfghan
ThirdWire haired Dachsund
FourthPharoah Hound
NBC

 

Working Group

The Working Group features a diverse breed of dogs with one common theme—they are bred to not only be powerful but intelligent. The Chinook, which was one of the new breeds debuting at the 2013 show, was in this group but fell short of the podium as the Standard Schnauzer claimed the top prize. 

Working Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupStandard Schnauzer
Second Samoyed
ThirdSiberian Husky
FourthDoberman Pinscher
NBC

 

Toy Group

The Toy Group is the most quaint of the breed classes. They definitely aren't as practical as the working-class dog, but they fit perfectly in a purse or satchel. The Pekingese claimed the top prize in the cutest group. 

Toy Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupPekingese
SecondAffenpinscher
ThirdYorkshire Terrier
FourthToy Fox Terrier
NBC

 

Sporting Group

All of the dogs in this 28-breed group are not only beautiful dogs but are also functional as hunting companions. Whether its flushing out game or helping their master find it, these dogs are not only pleasing to the eye but great companions for sport. The Irish Water Spaniel found favor with the judges and edged out the Labrador Retriever for top honors. 

Sporting Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupIrish Water Spaniel
SecondLabrador Retriever
ThirdASCOB Cocker Spaniel
Fourth Vizsla
NBC

 

The Herding Group

German Shepherds, Collies and Corgis—the Herding Group boasts plenty of familiar breeds that are great at herding other animals. This year, it was the Bearded Collie who was dubbed the top dog in the group. 

The Herding Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupBearded Collie
SecondPembroke Welsh Corgi
ThirdGerman Shepherd
FourthRough Collie
NBC

 

Terrier Group

Terriers have traditionally been a competitive group at the National Dog Show. Three of the previous four winners of the category have gone on to win best in show. While that wasn't the case this year, the Norfolk Terrier was still a notable dog in the show. 

Terrier Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupNorfolk Terrier
SecondWire Fox Terrier
ThirdColored Bull Terrier
FourthKerry Blue Terrier
NBC

 

Non-Sporting Group

The Non-Sporting Group is one of the two original groups (the other being Sporting dogs). However, the creation of the other five categories has left few dogs in this group with only 19 breeds competing. The Bichon Frise emerged as the best of this diverse group. 

Non-Sporting Group
RankBreed
Best in GroupBichon Frise
SecondChow Chow
Third Xoloitzcuintle
FourthFrench Bulldog
NBC

 

 

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