Day 2 of the 2014 Westminster Dog Show brought quite a few more beautiful breeds to the spotlight as the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups took center stage in Madison Square Garden.
But the real winner of the second night came late in the show when Sky, a Wire Fox Terrier took home Best in Show, the ultimate crown in the competition. The Westminster Dog Show's official Twitter account reported the winner:
Seven groups overall competed in the 2014 edition—with the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding going on the first night—but the Terrier breed proved to be the most elegant in the competition.
As David Spiegel of CNBC reports, the Dog Show owners can churn out some serious earnings just to have their dogs in the event, much less win it at all:
After thousands of dogs were entered into the show, just 168 took home Best in Breed, seven won Best in Group and only one stood as the overall winner as Best in Show.
There were even a few new breeds entering the show from Days 1 and 2, as Purina Pro Plan points out:
Here's a look at all the Best of Breed winners from Day 2, followed by a breakdown of the Best in Group winners and one more look at the Best in Show winner.
|Best of Breed Winners: Sporting|
|Brittany||GCH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome||Dog|
|Pointer||GCH Chesterhope Miss D'Arcy||Bitch|
|Pointer (German Shorthaired)||Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey||Dog|
|Pointer (German Wirehaired)||GCH Harvest Meadow's Truth Be Told SR||Bitch|
|Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)||GCH Chesastar Hudson Bay RN||Dog|
|Retriever (Curly-Coated)||Ch SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It CGC RN BN||Bitch|
|Retriever (Flat-Coated)||GCH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH||Bitch|
|Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)||GCH Javahill Surf2 An 8 Second Ride BN||Dog|
|Setter (Gordon)||GCH Sandpiper's Castles In The Air||Dog|
|Setter (Irish Red and White)||GCH Aramis Farms High Road To Killary||Dog|
|Spaniel (Boykin)||GCH Texas Trace Vega||Bitch|
|Spaniel (Clumber)||GCH Clussexx Collaboration With Traddles||Dog|
|Spaniel (Field)||Ch Promenade Pay It Forward||Dog|
|Spaniel (Irish Water)||GCH Whistlestop's Riley On Fire||Bitch|
|Spaniel (Sussex)||GCH Kamand Tangled Up In Blue||Dog|
|Spaniel (Welsh Springer)||GCH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue||Dog|
|Spinone Italiano||GCH Bela's This Time It's Hudson||Dog|
|Vizsla||GCH Tamaron's Tag You'Re It||Dog|
|Weimaraner||GCH Doc N' Camelot's Heaven Can Wait||Dog|
|Wirehaired Pointing Griffon||GCH Whiskeytown Brandewyn SH||Bitch|
|Best of Breed Winners: Working|
|Akita||GCH CR-Wicca's Trade Secret||Dog|
|Alaskan Malamute||GCH Peaceriver Silverice Summer Solstice||Dog|
|Anatolian Shepherd Dog||Ch Horizon's Banshee At Chevaliers Du Roland||Bitch|
|Bernese Mountain Dog||GCH Blackrock Jungle Juice RN||Dog|
|Black Russian Terrier||GCH Aristes Paint It Black||Dog|
|Cane Corso||Ch Italica's Locked N Loaded||Dog|
|Chinook||Ch Lakeside Run's Little Bear||Dog|
|Doberman Pinscher||Ch Allure Playing With Fire||Bitch|
|Dogues de Bordeaux||GCH Evergreen's Rub My Belly At Rising Star CGC||Dog|
|Giant Schnauzer||GCH Ramahill Absolutes I Am Legend Of RW||Dog|
|Great Dane||GCH Windycity-Orion's Guitar Hero||Dog|
|Great Pyrenees||GCH Rivergroves Chateau De Castelnau||Dog|
|Greater Swiss Mountain Dog||GCH Derby's Toast With Gusto||Dog|
|Komondor||GCH Quintessential Chauncey||Dog|
|Kuvasz||Ch Aegys Unforgettable RN||Dog|
|Leonberger||GCH Kalahari's Call To Attention||Dog|
|Neapolitan Mastiff||GCH Ironwood's Papparrazi||Dog|
|Rottweiler||GCH Hemlock's Jack Of Hearts RA CGC||Dog|
|St. Bernard||GCH Jamelle's Aristocrat V Elba CGC RN||Dog|
|Standard Schnauzer||Ch Ogee Saltus Ze Zahrabske||Dog|
|Best of Breed Winners: Terrier|
|Airedale Terrier||GCH Joval Angel's Whisper||Bitch|
|American Staffordshire Terrier||GCH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You||Dog|
|Australian Terrier||GCH Dunham Lake Scout Master||Dog|
|Bedlington Terrier||GCH Wrightwyn's Power Play||Dog|
|Border Terrier||GCH Meadowlake Simply Sinful||Bitch|
|Bull Terrier (Colored)||GCH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright||Bitch|
|Bull Terrier (White)||Ch Sorabullys I Am Gang Jo||Dog|
|Cairn Terrier||GCH Hjohoo's Save Hjour Love For Me||Bitch|
|Cesky Terrier||GCH Zlatapraha Gillespie Bluefire||Dog|
|Dandie Dinmont Terrier||GCH Lonsdale Sir Joseph Porter||Dog|
|Fox Terrier (Smooth)||Ch Absolutely Talk Of The Town||Bitch|
|Fox Terrier (Wire)||GCH Afterall Painting The Sky||Bitch|
|Glen of Imaal Terrier||GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned||Dog|
|Irish Terrier||GCH Rockledge Mccallen Of Meath||Dog|
|Kerry Blue Terrier||GCH Cheron's Dirty Water||Bitch|
|Lakeland Terrier||Larkspur Acadia Summer Secret At Greycottage||Bitch|
|Manchester Terrier (Standard)||GCH Wilane's Midnight Rydor||Dog|
|Miniature Bull Terrier||GCH Dytona Vip||Dog|
|Miniature Schnauzer||GCH Allaruth Just Kidding V Sole Baye||Dog|
|Norfolk Terrier||GCH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride||Dog|
|Norwich Terrier||GCH Fly'N High's Sonic Boom||Dog|
|Parson Russell Terrier||GCH Fox Valley Devil In Disguise||Bitch|
|Rat Terrier||GCH Stoneybays Ur Martini's Serv'D CM||Dog|
|Russell Terrier||GCH Goldsand's Columbus||Dog|
|Scottish Terrier||GCH Roundtown Everyday Magic Of Maryscot||Bitch|
|Sealyham Terrier||GCH Efbe's Thunder Rd At Burberry||Dog|
|Skye Terrier||GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie||Dog|
|Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier||GCH Doubloon's Extreme Play||Bitch|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier||GCH Red Samurai||Dog|
|Welsh Terrier||GCH Shaireab's Bayleigh Maid Of Honor||Bitch|
|West Highland White Terrier||GCH Tullybloom's Classified Credentials||Bitch|
The Sporting went to the Irish Water Spaniel by the simpler name of Riley. While Whistlestop's Riley on Fire is extravagant, this Spaniel's more simplistic look from some of the other Sporting Group dogs earned it the win.
Riley was followed by a Black Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever and an English Springer Spaniel, who all won Best of Breed earlier in the day.
The Irish Water Spaniel is a rare breed that also happens to be one of the largest and oldest of the Spaniel breeds. With the win, Riley finished as one of the top seven dogs in the competition and took home some hardware for its efforts, but not the Best in Show.
It's been a good year for the Portuguese Water Dog.
Whether it's Barack Obama's family bringing home two of their own named Bo and Sunny, who participated in the Puppy Bowl, or Matisse the Portuguese Water Dog winning several competitions throughout the year, the breed is sitting near the top of the dog world.
After crushing its competition throughout the year, Matisse once again won in the Working Group of the Westminster Dog Show.
Just behind Matisse were the Mastiff, Akita and Boxer, two of which are more traditional dogs in the U.S. But with the Portuguese Water Dog taking the Working Group, this could be a breed that sees a spike in interest over the next year.
Terrier Group/Best in Show
Sky the Wire Fox Terrier had to wait until the very end of the competition to earn any big prizes, but it was definitely worth the wait.
Not only did Sky take home one of the ultimate prizes in the dog show competition by winning the Terrier Group but also won the pinnacle of all awards with the Best in Show honor on Day 2.
The Wire Fox Terrier beat out every other dog in the competition for the crown, but Ally, a Standard Poodle who won her group the night prior, finished just behind the Terrier for second in the show.
Just behind Sky in the Terrier group was, ironically enough, the Skye Terrier breed followed by the Border and Russell Terriers. But no one could deny Sky as the ultimate winner on the final night of the competition and the 2014 Best in Show winner.
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