At the 21st Annual National Dog Show, a French bulldog with “razzle dazzle” walked away with the Best in Show award.
Morgan Fox, a defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL, shares ownership of Winston the French bulldog, which won the competition against hundreds of other canines.
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia sponsored the Thanksgiving Day competition, which was seen by an estimated 20 million viewers on NBC.
At the celebration at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Winston and his handler and co-owner Perry Payson of Bixby, Oklahoma, received shouts from the audience as Payson eagerly hoisted and swirled the three-year-old cream-colored French bulldog into the air.
The best in show judge, Vicki Seiler-Cushman, stated in a statement that the dog “is a show dog with charm and beauty and a wonderful match for the breed.” He exudes an air of “I am here to win tonight” razzle dazzle. He can go home and make the ideal pet, that much is certain.
According to the American Kennel Club, French bulldogs are the second most popular breed in the US, behind Labrador retrievers.
Winston won Best in Show in the Thanksgiving competition for the 78th time, making him the top-ranked all-breed dog in the country.
Additionally, River the German shepherd and Cooper the English toy spaniel from the herding group as well as Sloan the Irish water spaniel from the sports group were defeated by Winston.
Cooper the English Toy Spaniel received the Reserve Best in Show award.
The National Dog Show in Philadelphia is undoubtedly unique given the televised coverage on Thanksgiving Day, according to Payson. “With a dog of this calibre, we get a lot of support,” the person said.
Winston, whose show’s official name is GCHP Fox Canyon’s I Won The War at Goldshield, was preoccupied with sweets and unable to comment on his impressive victory.