The 2023 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was one for the books! Over 2,500 dogs from 210 different breeds hailing from 49 states and 13 countries descended on Queens, NY to vie for the coveted title of Best in Show. The competition was fierce, but in the end, Buddy Holly the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen of the Hound Group earned the top spot – a  first for this rare, rabbit-hunting breed.

Crowning a Champion

Agility

The Masters Agility Championship is an event that requires top-level skill, conditioning, training, and teamwork between dog and trainer. Traunt The Border Collie was crowned the 2023 Agility Champion.

Best in Breed

To determine the Best in Show winner, dogs first compete against other dogs in their breed, with each Best of Breed winner advancing to the group level. The seven group winners – in Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding – then compete in Best in Show on the second night of the competition.