Winston, a French bulldog, wins the top prize at the 2022 National Dog Show. The winner of the 2022 National Dog Show is Winston, a cream-colored French bulldog who defeated Claire the Scottish Deerhound, who made history by winning the competition’s previous two editions.
Winston, a “bouncy, people-pleasing French Bulldog,” has won 78 Best in Show awards in the course of his career, according to the National Dog Show. In the prestigious Philadelphia competition, Perry Payson of Bixby, Oklahoma, served as Winston’s handler and led him to victory.
Two thousand talented dogs representing almost 200 breeds competed at the 2022 National Dog Show. Following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at noon, animal lovers could watch competing dogs on the NBC Thanksgiving special.
This year, a number of breeds made their National Dog Show debuts. The first is the Bracco Italiano, a breed known for being dependable, adaptable, and calm hunting dogs. It will join the Sporting Group. The Mudi for the Herding Group, an agile and intelligent farm dog renowned for its devoted nature, passion for canine sports, and capacity to work with obstinate farm animals, is the second newcomer.
Last but not least, the beloved Russian Toy, a member of the Toy Group known for their friendly disposition and desire for human company.
However, none had Winston’s talent, who won first place in front of a 20 million-strong audience while they dined on turkey and pumpkin pie.
Vicki Seiler-Cushman, who will judge the Best in Show category at the 2022 National Dog Show, said in a statement to People that the dog “is a show dog with personality and beauty and a perfect fit for the breed.”
The National Dog Show in Philadelphia is obviously unique given the television coverage on Thanksgiving Day. Since we have a dog of this caliber, we have received a lot of support.
Winston won Best in Group for the Non-Sporting Group at the 2022 National Dog Show before winning Best in Show.
In the dog show’s final round, Winston was joined by Sloane, an Irish Water Spaniel from the Sporting Group, Cooper, an English Toy Spaniel from the Toy Group, Reus, an Alaskan Malamute from the Working Group, Trouble, an America Staffordshire Terrier from the Terrier Group, Nate, a Treeing Walker Coonhound from the Hound Group, and River, a German Shepherd from the Herding Group.
Reserve Best in Show, awarded to Cooper the English Toy Spaniel, was the second-place winner.
Winston defeated Claire the Scottish Deerhound, who had previously held the title for two years running in 2020 and 2021. After winning the 2021 competition, Claire gave up competing.
Winston was spotted enjoying some treats that were served on a silver tray after the excitement of today’s event subsided. Winston can be seen bounding into Payson’s arms in a clip from the nationally televised competition when the muscular cream-colored dog is declared the winner.
The sound of cheers from the crowd in support of the amazing victory can be heard. Only Labrador retrievers are more popular than French bulldogs in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club. The third most popular breed is the golden retriever.