Beagle Miss P Scores Upset and Wins Best in Show at Westminister

For just the second time in history, a beagle has won top prize at the Westminister Kennel Club and Dog Show. Miss P, handled by William Alexander, is also the grandniece of Uno, who became the first beagle to win Best In Show back in 2008. Miss P pulled the upset Tuesday evening at the 139th edition of the famous event held in Madison Square Garden. David Merriam judged the final round, which also included Matisse, a Portuguese water dog that was the top-winning male in show dog history as well as crowd favorite Swagger, the Old English sheepdog.

To celebrate her win, Miss P will be retiring to a life of motherhood back in Canada at the ripe old age of 4 (she was born January 9, 2011). Her official name is “Ch. Tashtins Lookin For Trouble”. Her co-owners include Eddie Dziuk (a co-owner of Uno), Lori Crandlemire, and her daughter Kaitlyn Crandlemire.  She was bred by Lori Crandlemire. The sire was Ch Ha-Penny’s Too Much Trouble. The Dam was Tashtin I Do De Claire.

2015 Reserve Best In Show was awarded to “GCH. Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie,” a Skye Terrier.

The initials “GCH” indicates Grand Champion and requires several achievements including 1) 25 Grand Championship points, 2) Three majors won under three different judges, 3) At least one or more points won under a fourth judge, and 4) Must have defeated at least one other AKC Champion of Record at three shows. For an explanation of the official titles and abbreviations preceding dogs’ names, check out the American Kennel Club website.

Of the 192 registered breeds, only 47 have ever actually won Best in Show. The fox terrier has garnered top prize a record 14 times, including last year with a wire fox terrier name Sky.

I will provide my thoughts on the competition as well as the weekend social happenings in a future post.  While it was an exhausting several days in New York and Rocky and I did not take home any ribbons, we did have an amazing time.

Here are the results from the seven Best of Group rounds:

1st: Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble : Beagle
2nd: GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess : Bloodhound
3rd: GCH Aberdeens Under The Influence : Otterhound
4th: GCH Bayaway Jersey’s Due Process Of Law : Black and Tan Coonhound

1st. GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power : Shih Tzu
2nd. GCH Hitimes What The Inferno : Pomeranian
3rd. GCH Trio’s Big Shot : Yorkshire Terrier
4th. GCH Love’s Havaheart Los Goodfellas : Havanese

1st. GCH Dawin Hearts On Fire : Standard Poodle (Standard)
2nd. GCH Bayshore Georgio Armani : Xoloitzcuintli
3rd. GCH Saks Winning Card : Bichons Frises
4th. GCH Nuuktok’s Atka Inukshuk : American Eskimo Dog

1st. GCH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect : Old English Sheepdog
2nd. GCH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu : Bouvier des Flandres
3rd. GCH Copper Hills No Reservations CGC : Australian Shepherd
4th. GCH Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn : German Shepherd Dog

1st. GCH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds : Spaniel (English Springer)
2nd. GCH Ashdown’s Time To Thrill : Spaniel (Cocker) Black
3rd. GCH Clussexx Over The Legal Limit : Spaniel (Clumber)
4th. GCH Stoneypoint’s Time To Reign : Setter (Irish)

1st. GCH Claircreek Impression De Matisse : Portuguese Water Dog
2nd. GCH A. Feiner Eros : Leonberger
3rd. GCH Great Lakes Danish Treasure : Bernese Mountain Dog
4th. GCH Topaz Bad Action : Siberian Husky

1st. GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie : Skye Terrier
2nd. GCH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid Of Honor : Welsh Terrier
3rd. Ch Yarrow Venerie Winning Ticket : Norfolk Terrier
4th. GCH King’s Mtn. Angelina Ballerina : Dandie Dinmont Terrier


Rocky & Connie at The NoMad Restaurant in Flatiron

Rocky & Connie at at The NoMad Restaurant in Flatiron


Getting ready for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden

Getting ready for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden


Rocky rests up before heading back home

Rocky rests up before heading back home


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