Westminster Dog Show 2022: Tuesday’s top moments and winners

That Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2022 was in full swing on Tuesday with the first round of group judging, and four of the seven finalists battling for Best in Show have taken their spots.

“America’s Dog Show” began Saturday at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York when Bee, the Shetland Sheepdog, won the highly anticipated 9th Annual Masters Agility Championship.

The competition continued on Monday with the Masters Obedience Championship – a command-driven competition open to both purebred and all-American (mixed breed) dogs – where Willie the Australian Shepherd took home the 2022 WKC Masters Obedience Champion title.

With the agility and obedience competitions on the books, it was on to the first night of group judging. Breed judging in the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups ended Tuesday afternoon, and the top hounds competed against other breeds in their respective groups on Wednesday to advance to Best in Show judging.

Hound was the largest of the four groups judged on Tuesday, followed by Herding, Toy and Non-Sporting.

The first winner on Tuesday was Trumpet the bloodhound for the dog group.

Bloodhounds are independent, inquisitive, and friendly large hounds originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar. The borzoi, Norwegian elkhound and harrier rounded out the top four places for the gun dogs.

Trumpet the Bloodhound wins the hound group

Watch highlights of the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show as Trumpet the Bloodhound wins the Hound Group.

Next was the Toy Group and Hollywood the Maltese was the second group winner of the evening.

Maltese are known for their gentle and playful demeanor and distinctive, glamorous white coat. The Brussels Griffon, English Toy Spaniel and Shih Tzu rounded out the top four spots for toys.

Hollywood the Maltese wins the Toy Group

Hollywood the Maltese wins the Toy Group

Watch highlights from the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show as Hollywood the Maltese wins the Toy Group.

The third victory of the evening went to Winston the french bulldog — who is owned by Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Morgan Fox — for the Non-Sporting Group, closely followed by Dalmatians, Tibetan Spaniels and Xoloitzcuintli.

It is the second year in a row that the French Bulldog has won the Non-Sporting Group.

Winston the French Bulldog wins the Non-Sporting Group

Winston the French Bulldog wins the Non-Sporting Group

Watch highlights from the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show as Winston the French Bulldog wins the Non-Sporting Group.

The Herding group was the last to show up, and River of the German shepherd took home the fourth and final win of the evening. German shepherds have the most herding group wins in Westminster Dog Show history.

The Australian Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog and Pembroke Welsh Corgi rounded out the top four places.

River the German Shepherd wins the herding group

River the German Shepherd wins the herding group

Watch highlights of the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show where River the German Shepherd wins the Herding Group.

The competition continues on Wednesday on FS1 with the Junior Showmanship Finals (7:00pm-7:30pm ET) and judging of the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups, followed by Best in Show (7:30pm-11:00pm ET). 12:00 a.m. ET).

Here are more top moments from Tuesday’s action.

Charlotte Wilder leads through the WKC Mansion

Charlotte Wilder leads through the WKC Mansion

Assistant Principal Krystyn Hastings-Silver guides Charlotte Wilder through the Westminster Kennel Club venue, Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.

Charlotte Wilder breaks stereotypes about dog breeds

Charlotte Wilder breaks stereotypes about dog breeds

Charlotte Wilder speaks to handlers at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to challenge some stereotypes and confirm or debunk the myths.

Charlotte Wilder meets Borzoi Pippen

Charlotte Wilder meets Borzoi Pippen

Charlotte Wilder meets Pippen at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and learns how Pippen’s handler grooms him in preparation for competition.


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