Westminster Dog Show 2014 Results: Best of Breed Winners and Day 1 Recap

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Westminster Dog Show 2014 Results: Best of Breed Winners and Day 1 Recap
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From the cute and cuddly to majestic and regal, the 2014 Westminster Dog Show featured canines of all shapes and sizes when the Best of Breed results were announced on Day 1. 

Four different groups were on display on Monday at Madison Square Garden in New York—Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding—featuring dozens of breeds in each group.

The arena so many sports fans associate with NBA basketball was transformed for this prestigious competition, as shown by the venue on Twitter:

From a field of thousands of world-class dogs, the field narrowed down considerably with the Best of Breed winners. From there, the Best of Group competition narrows down the field even more for the final Best in Show, which caps off the event at the end of Day 2. 

Here's a look at all the Best of Breed winners from Day 1, followed by a look at the four elite canines that won Best of Group honors on Monday night. 

Best of Breed Winners: Hound
Breed Winner
Afghan Hound GCH Criston Enchanted
American English Coonhound Ch Moonlight's Most Wanted In Blue
American Foxhound GCH Kiarry's Rag Doll
Basenji GCH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin
Basset Hound GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
Beagle, 13 In. GCH Bougain'E Naughty-N-Lovely Alvin
Beagle, 15 In. GCH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble
Black and Tan Coonhound GCH Bayaway Jersey's Due Process Of Law
Bloodhound GCH Flessner's International S'Cess
Bluetick Coonhound Ch Evenstar N Heritage Mint Julep
Borzoi GCH Sylvan Silver Springbok
Dachshund (Longhaired) GCH Kaycees Galewinns Starburst At Wagsmore MLD
Dachshund (Smooth) GCH Bessdachs Electric Martini
Dachshund (Wirehaired) GCH Del Prado's Bar Code W
English Foxhound GCH Monocacy Bend's Wellington
Greyhound GCH Grandcru Phelps Insignia
Ibizan Hound GCH Serandida Abbaio La Contessa Scalza SC
Irish Wolfhound Ch Kuriann Of First Avenue
Norwegian Elkhound GCH Vin-Melca's The Norseman
Otterhound GCH Scentasia's End Of An Era CGC
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen GCH Hicotton Can'T Stop Rockin
Pharaoh Hound GCH Osiris Cowboy Casanova
Plott Ch CGCH C-Cruz Mob Boss Vito's Gotcha
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno GCH Houla's Border Patrol Pw CM
Redbone Coonhound Ch Sidearm Return Of The King
Rhodesian Ridgeback GCH Raquel Welch Of Malabo Apd
Saluki GCH Ladyhawk Guinness The Menace Of Tazi
Scottish Deerhound GCH Hobarra's Let's Get It Started
Treeing Walker Coonhound GCH Stackem Up I Did It My Way
Whippet GCH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands


Best of Breed Winners: Toy
Breed Winner
Affenpinscher GCH Yarrow's Hi-Tech Ben There Done That
Brussels Griffon Ch Cashin's Sizzling Bacon Bit
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel GCH Grantilley Galaxy Moon
Chihuahua (Long Coat) Ch Bramver's Royal Tuxedo
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Ch Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)
Chinese Crested GCH Daretobebare Flashy Threads
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) Maibee Orlando
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R) GCH Lto Prosperity
Havanese GCH Harbor's Sky-Blue Pink
Italian Greyhound GCH Donavin's Caramel Macchiato
Japanese Chin Ch Chindale's Anything She Wants
Maltese GCH Richelieu's Valentino
Manchester Terrier (Toy) GCH Burmack's Highlander At Chesterfield
Miniature Pinscher GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare
Papillon GCH Wildfire On The Record
Pekingese Ch Yakee Easily Persuaded
Pomeranian GCH CR Chase What Matters
Poodle (Toy) Ch Smash Jp Beauty & Beat
Pug GCH Caper's Sirius Endeavor
Shih Tzu Ch Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power
Silky Terrier GCH Karisma Heart And Soul
Toy Fox Terrier Ch Starfox Stealing My Heart At Juslyn
Yorkshire Terrier GCH Trio's Big Shot


Best of Breed Winners: Non-Sporting
Breed Winner
American Eskimo Dog GCH Nuuktok's Atka Inukshuk
Bichons Frises GCH Saks Winning Card
Boston Terrier Ch Motif's Unstoppable At Rio
Bulldog GCH My Heart's Bazinga
Chinese Shar-Pei GCH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Chow Chow GCH Dreamland's Startin' A Revolution
Dalmatian GCH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight
Finnish Spitz GCH Pikkinokka Badgr Sir Barksalot
French Bulldog GCH Lionheart's Fortune Five Hundred
Keeshond GCH Kj's Hot Date
Lhasa Apso GCH Xeralane's Kid Rock
Lowchen GCH Paceaway Play It Again
Poodle (Miniature) GCH Bellefleet's Living In The Fast Lane
Poodle (Standard) GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Schipperke GCH Dante Fire When Ready
Shiba Inu GCH Dragon House Mr.Jones
Tibetan Spaniel GCH Kan Sing's Tenzin
Tibetan Terrier Ch Barnstorm Sim-Pa Caught On The Fly By Dzine
Xoloitzcuintli GCH Bayshore Georgio Armani


Best of Breed Winners: Herding
Breed Winner
Australian Cattle Dog GCH Littleflock The Peacemaker
Australian Shepherd GCH Copperridge What's Your Dream
Bearded Collie GCH Dreamchaser Follow Your Dreams
Beauceron GCH Bijou Noir Du Chateau Rocher HT RE
Belgian Malinois GCH Broadcreek's Elsa
Belgian Sheepdog GCH Cibola's Brazos De Dios Of Adagio
Belgian Tervuren GCH Mishaook Lulu At Chateau Blanc
Border Collie GCH Tang Dynasty Rocky
Bouvier des Flandres GCH Stonepillar's Steel Blu
Briard GCH Lighting Strike El Xargall
Canaan Dog GCH Pleasant Hill Magnum Of Samara
Cardigan Welsh Corgi GCH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh
Collie (Rough) GCH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger
Collie (Smooth) GCH Bit O Heavens Sorceress CD PT RN
Finnish Lapphund GCH Sugarok Guardian Spirit
German Shepherd Dog GCH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern
Icelandic Sheepdog GCH Bjarkarkots Hroi Hottur Luke MX AXJ OF
Norwegian Buhund Ch Trollheimen's Pink Tourmaline
Old English Sheepdog GCH Bugaboo's Picture Perfect
Pembroke Welsh Corgi GCH Aubrey's Moon River
Polish Lowland Sheepdog GCH Swan Crest The Power Of Love Eternal
Puli GCH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey
Pyrenean Shepherd GCH La Brise Sun Bear
Shetland Sheepdog GCH Grandgables The Frat Boy
Swedish Vallhund Ch Fantasi Starlight Tiwaz PAX MXP3 MJP3 RA CD BN PT THD MXPB MJPB


Starting off with the live events of the evening, the hounds hit the stage at Madison Square Garden, and the field was loaded with brilliant specimens, as shown by Erica Hill of NBC:

As Hill pointed out, Nathan the Bloodhound won Best of Group honors, with the Whippet, Basset Hound and Irish Wolfhound rounding out the top four, as shown by the Westminster Dog Show on Twitter:

Looking at "Nathan," even an average dog lover can appreciate his remarkable combination of elegance, strength, vitality and that extra bit of cute. Clearly, judge Douglas Johnson appreciated his finer qualities as well, and the bloodhound earned a spot in the running for Best in Show as a result. 

After the hounds left the stage, it was time for the toy breeds to shine.

Many of the breeds featured were of the cute-and-cuddly variety, making it hard for the average viewer to pick a favorite. 

In the end, it was Classie the Miniature Pinscher who stole the heart of judge Keke Kahn, who sent the diminutive champion into the fray for Best in Show.

The Cavalier, Pomeranian and Pekingese rounded out the top four in this group:

As pointed out by Kyle Shiely of The John Hines Show, the last time a Min Pin won Best in Group was way back in 1975:

Far too long, indeed, but no longer an issue. Min Pin for the win. 

After the toys came the non-sporting dogs—a group which encompasses a lot of variety. From American Eskimo Dogs to Poodles, from Bulldogs to Lhasa Apsos, this year's group produced some gems.

After all of them had been weighed and measured by judge Jacqueline Stacy, it was Ally the Standard Poodle that earned its spot in the Best in Show competition.

Coming in behind the poodle was the Tibetan Spaniel, the Miniature Poodle and the Dalmatian:

With three groups down, the herding dogs hit the stage at MSG. Full of some of the world's smartest and most persistent dogs, this group features many breeds which are found in homes throughout America.

As pointed out by Hudsonette, who was watching the action, these dogs were all business:

Though there were many worthy candidates, judge Walter Sommerfelt was impressed the most by Coco the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

Coming in right behind the Corgi were the Puli, the German Shepherd and the Old English Sheepdog:

This was the final group of the night, and it set the stage for what's sure to be a fantastic second day at the 2014 Westminster Dog Show in New York. 

Coming up on Tuesday, judges will pick Best in Breed winners for the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups, concluding the evening with the Best in Group and finally the Best in Show competitions. 

If Monday's action was any indication, dog lovers are in for a treat. 

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