Palm Springs, CA
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen “Buddy” won Best in Show at the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan under judge Ms. Elizabeth “Beth” Sweigart at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday, May 9.
Buddy, a 6-year-old male of Palm Springs, California, officially known as CH Soletrader Buddy Holly, is handled by Janice Hayes, co-owned by Janice Hayes, Lizzie Cadmore, Cathy O’Neill and Donna Moore, and bred by Gavin and Sara Robertson. Buddy bested a field of 2,500 entered dogs to win Best in Show on Tuesday night after two days of Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show competition.
The Pekingese “Rummie”, officially known as GCH CH Pequest Rum Dum, won Reserve Best in Show with handler, David Fitzpatrick.
Best in Show was televised live on FS1 on Tuesday evening. The Empire State Building illuminated the New York City skyline in Westminster’s iconic purple and gold to celebrate the 147th annual event. For full results and video, visit westminsterkennelclub.org.