The Los Angeles Chargers did not play on Thanksgiving. That didn’t prevent their defensive Morgan Fox from having a tremendous day.
Winston, the French Bulldog partially owned by Fox, was named Best in Show at the 21st Annual Dog Show in Philadelphia.
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Winston is a 3-year-old, cream-colored Frenchie.
“He is a show dog with personality and beauty and a perfect fit for the breed,” said Vicki Seiler-Cushman, the best in show judge, in a statement. “He has a razzle-dazzle that says, ‘I am here to win tonight.’ You can tell that he can also go home and be the perfect pet.”
Winston, who took the top honor in his non-sporting group, beat out hundreds of dogs, including Reus the Alaskan Malamute from the working group, and Trouble the American Staffordshire terrier from the terrier group, among others.
Winston’s registered show name is GCHP Fox Canyon’s I Won The War at Goldshield,
Winston has several owners, including Fox, who helped raise Winston as a puppy. One of the show’s announcers quipped that the small but muscular Winston “runs like a little linebacker.”
“He walked over to the people and they were just like touching a movie star. We just had never seen anything quite like that. It was an explosion of applause,” said Wayne Ferguson, president of the Philadelphia kennel club.
This win marks his 78th best-in-show title, making Winston the No. 1 ranked all-breed canine in the U.S.