Whiskey the Whippet won Best in Show at the 17th Annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, claiming the throne from last year’s winner: Newton the Brussels Griffon.
“I think [he’s] an outstanding example of what the ideal Whippet would look like,” Whiskey’s handler Justin Smithey said of the dog he raised himself. “This is our companion, our pet. He was born by my bed.”
Whiskey is currently the top ranked hound in the United States, thus judges and fans alike were not entirely surprised on the Best In Show win
The Doberman Pinscher won the Working Group, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever won the Sporting Group, the Wire Fox Terrier won the Terrier Group, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi won the Herding Group, the Lhasa Apso won the Non-Sporting Group and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel won the Toy Group.
For canine lovers who may missed the the National Dog Show, the broadcast will re-air on NBC Saturday, November 24 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time or online at NBC Sports.com