The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen “Buddy” won Best in Show at the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan on Tuesday, May 9.
This is the first time in Westminster history that a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has been awarded Best in Show.
Buddy, a 6-year-old male of Palm Springs, California, officially known as CH Soletrader Buddy Holly, bested a field of 2,500 entered dogs to win Best in Show on Tuesday night after two days of Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show competition.
The Pekingese “Rummie”, officially known as GCH CH Pequest Rum Dum, won Reserve Best in Show with handler, David Fitzpatrick.
The Empire State Building illuminated the New York City skyline in Westminster’s iconic purple and gold to celebrate the 147th annual event. For full results and video, visit westminsterkennelclub.org.
SOURCE Westminster Kennel Club
We were very happy to see Buddy win his way into retirement, it was a fun show, we watched almost all of it on the TV.
I didn’t get to see it on TV, but the pictures are always so much fun to look at.
I just want to cuddle both of them! 🙂