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2012 National Dog Show Winners

Dogs were judged in breed competitions during the morning hours, in groups later in the afternoon and for Best in Show.

173 breeds and over 1500 dogs were whittled down to seven group winners and one Best of Breed dog during the National Dog Show presented by Purina, which was taped on Saturday Nov. 17 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. 

Best in Show

The Best in Show winner was the Wire Fox Terrier Sky. Sky is the same breed at the 2011 Best in Show winner, Eira. 

Sky's handler, Gabriel Rangel, has handled three of the last four National Dog Show winners.

Group Winners

The seven groups are Hound, Working, Toy, Sporting, Herding, Terrier and Non-Sporting. 

The Hound group winner was an American Foxhound named Jewel. 

The Working Group winner was a Great Dane from Bensalem, named James.

The Toy Group winner was an Affenpinscher named Banana Joe.

The Sporting Group winner was a Field Spaniel named Ginger.

The Herding Group winner was a Bearded Collie from Tennessee named Olivia.

The Terrier Group winner was a Wire Fox Terrier named Sky.

The Non-Sporting Group winner was a Tibetan Spaniel named Tenzin. 

Barbara Wright November 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I always felt the National Dog Show was fixed. I am convinced after this year. The judges pick their own favorite breeds. Not really the breed that should win. There were 2 dogs in the sporting group that was just totally ignored. The Black Labrador Retriever & the Golden Retriever was not even considered. I've never seen such a beautiful Golden Retriever & the Black Lab was also beautiful. Neither was even chosen as the 5 runners up. I'm not saying the Field Spaniel wasn't pretty, but to totally ignore the Black Lab & Golden Retriever the way this judge did is a real misjustice. Next year you need to really think about your judges.
Jerri Hobbs November 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM
And your area of expertise is?
Curmudgeon November 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I think that all the dogs should be fixed!!!
Maureen Phayre Harris November 25, 2012 at 07:17 AM
its a highly political sport.
Tom Higgins November 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM
There should be a panel of judges not one for each judging.

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