Trumpet becomes the first bloodhound to win Westminster’s best in show: The 146th Westminster was won by Trumpet, who was victorious over a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — This dog finally has a reason to blow his own horn about something.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held on Wednesday night, and the winner was a bloodhound by the name of Trumpet.
In order to win the prize, Trumpet competed against and defeated a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier.
Trumpet’s trainer and co-owner Heather Helmer, who also bred the now 4-year-old dog, stated, “I am really excited for Trumpet.”
The trumpet was the first bloodhound to win Westminster, and he did so with ease.
The French bulldog named Winston, who is co-owned by NFL defensive tackle Morgan Fox, finished in second place in the most renowned dog show in the country.
More than 3,000 purebred dogs, including anything from Affenpinschers to Yorkshire terriers, showed out to compete in the event. The purpose of the competition is to determine which dog best exemplifies the characteristics that are associated with each breed.
Because of the widespread coronavirus epidemic, the annual event that is normally staged in the winter at New York City’s Madison Square Garden was moved to the Lyndhurst estate in the suburbs both last year and this year.
Winston wanted to make Westminster the “Super Bowl” of U.S. dog shows for Fox, a defensive lineman who was just signed by the Los Angeles Chargers and who has previously played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Carolina Panthers. Westminster is frequently referred to as the “Super Bowl” of U.S. dog shows.
Fox had stated prior to the finals that he was “ecstatic” about Winston making it to the finals.
Fox stated over the phone on Wednesday that “he’s virtually a superstar.”
His grandmother, Sandy Fox, who has bred and displayed Frenchies for years, gave him the dog. Sandy Fox is an expert in the breed. Morgan Fox was brought up with a dog named Winston, and he claims that as he watched the dog age, he realized that it was a winner in terms of both its appearance and its personality.
Fox remarked that being in his presence was a pleasure. “He always seems to have as big of a smile on his face as a dog can possibly have while he wanders about.”
The dog that is currently ranked first in the country, Winston, will compete against Striker, a Samoyed who also made it to the finals last year; River, a German shepherd who has won a lot of competitions; and Trumpet, a bloodhound who is a descendant of the winner of another major competition, the Thanksgiving-season National Dog Show, in 2014.