Trumpet The Bloodhound Wins Best In Show At This Year’s Westminster Dog Show
After competing in his first dog show only this January, a bloodhound named Trumpet was named the 146th Best In Show at the Westminster Dog Show yesterday.
The four-year-old hound beat out some stiff competition in the Hound Group, before making it to the final judging round against six other dogs who won their group competitions including runner-up Winston the French Bulldog, and other notable pooches like Hollywood the Maltese and Striker the Samoyed.
Trumpet’s owners are Chris and Bryan Flessner, Heather Buehner, who also served as his handler on the show floor, and Tina Kocar.
The 146th #WestminsterDogShow Best in Show champion is Trumpet the Bloodhound! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cEOIbmxrrq
— Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) June 23, 2022
The Westminster Dog Show is the second-oldest sporting event in the U.S. after the Kentucky Derby and was held in the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York beginning last Saturday. There were around 3,500 dogs in competition for the top prizes representing over 200 breeds.
You can see Trumpet take home the show’s top prize below. The final round judge, Dr. Don Sturz, said, “I’d like to thank all of our breeders for their commitment to the breeds, the exhibitors and handlers who participated here, but most of all I want to thank our dogs for the comfort, joy and love that they bring to our everyday lives,” before announcing the winner.
Last year, Wasabi The Pekinese won Best In Show.
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