A French bulldog named Winston became the best at the National Dog Show

A French bulldog named Winston was named Best in Show at the National Dog Show. During his career, Winston won 78 best exhibitions, according to the National Dog Show.

The show, hosted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in Philadelphia, was held on November 19 and 20, but was televised on Thanksgiving Day.

Each of the 212 dog breeds recognized by the AKC belong to one of seven groups – sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. The seven group winners then compete for best in show.

Winston first came out on top in his group, the non-sporting group, beating 20 other breeds, and then stepped forward to compete against the other group winners, according to NBC Sports. He beat out a total of 1,500 dogs for the title.

The English Toy Spaniel was named reserve best in show or first runner-up.

In 2020 and 2021 a Scottish Deerhound named Claire wonmaking history as the first to win the prestigious dog show two years in a row.

In June, Winston became the best in the exhibition of his group in Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showand was the reserve best in show winner.

“When you look at a French bulldog and you read the standard and you see this dog, he’s completely up to the standard,” handler Winston Perry Payson of Bixby, Oklahoma. said after winning the National Dog Show.

Winston is owned by Payson and NFL player Morgan Fox and his family. Fox, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, tweeted when Winston won his group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: “If that’s how my parents felt watching me play all these years, I apologize.”

This year, three new breeds were added to the register of the National Dog Show: the Russian toy in the toy group, the Muddy in the herding group and the Italian breed in the sports group.

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