Stop everything you're doing and look at the dogs that just won Westminster

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Stop everything you're doing and look at the dogs that just won Westminster
  • The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show announced this year's canine winners, and we're lapping it up.

  • Buddy Holly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, trotted home with the "Best in Show" trophy.

  • Other winners include a shredded French Bulldog, a majestic Giant Schnauzer, and a Pekingese furball.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has spoken — Buddy Holly the pooch is the best dog this year.

Named after the rock-and-roll singer from the 1950s, Buddy Holly, a white and gray pooch, was seen posing for its victorious moment next to a gleaming trophy.

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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen from Palm Springs, California, clinched the prized "Best in Show" trophy, the first of its breed to do so in the competition's 147-year history.


"I never thought a PBGV would do this," Buddy Holly's handler Janice Hayes said, per The Washington Post. "Buddy Holly is the epitome of the dog show."

There were also other dogs at the show who stole our hearts.

Observe Rummie — a Pekingese with a glorious mop of brown fur. Rummie didn't get the top prize but clinched the "Reserve Best in Show" ribbon.

Pekingeses are Westminster Dog Show royalty. Wasabi, another Pekingese, won top honors at the show in 2021. Malachy, Wasabi's granddad, won the prize in 2012.

Other winners of this year's competition include a small but mighty French Bulldog by the name of Winston, who won in the Non-Sporting category.

A majestic black Giant Schnauzer named Monty trotted up to claim the top prize in the Working Group category.


And an honorable mention must go to a Komondor named Addie, who is 10% dog and 90% mop.

The Westminster Kennel Club did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment sent outside regular business hours.

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