香港六合彩开奖直播

STATE

Texas miniature poodle wins Best in Show in 2024 Westminster Dog Show

Alexis Simmerman
Austin American-Statesman

A Texas dog won Best in Show in the 2024 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The annual competition began Saturday, May 11, and ended Tuesday, May 14.

In case you missed it, here are some highlights.

Westminster Dog Show 2024: Sage wins Best in Show

Sage, a miniature poodle from Houston, Texas, claimed聽聽Tuesday night. Her competition included Mercedes, a聽聽(who placed second); Louis, an聽; Comet, a聽; and three other finalists.

Sage, a Poodle Miniature from Houston, Texas, wins the Best in Show Group during the 148th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City, New York on May 14, 2024.

Sage is also the first female to win Best in Show since 2020.

Sage became the fourth miniature poodle to take top honors at Westminster. Nearly four dozen breeds have been honored in the 115 best in show competitions, but one breed, the wire fox terrier, has won throughout the decades.

Sage did her handler justice. Kaz Hosaka said this would be his last appearance in the dog show, after 45 years of competing and two best-in-show dogs, ABC13 reports.

People are also reading:Sage, a miniature poodle, claims Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show

Nimble first mixed-breed to win agility competition

A mixed-breed dog named Nimble became the first of her kind to win the Westminster Dog Show's agility competition.

Westminster only began allowing mixed-breeds to participate a decade ago, in 2024. Despite this, purebreds have won every agility competition 鈭 until this year.

Nimble, of Ellicott City, Maryland, is a聽border collie-papillion mix and is about a foot tall. For the agility competition, dogs are judged by how quickly they can complete an obstacle course without making mistakes in the sequence. Dog handlers run alongside them to gesture where to go. A time under 30 seconds is notable, .

With guidance from handler Cynthia Hornor, Nimble finished the course without error in 鈭 over a minute faster than the dog coming in second. In all, Nimble outperformed 50 other finalists.