Hickory Is Best in Show and America’s Top Dog At Westminster Kennel Club Show 2011

By on Feb 16, 2011 in Animals, Current Events, United States Comments
GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
Westminster Kennel Club 2011 Top Dog

Image Credit: Westminster Kennel Club

Hickory,a 5-year-old Scottish Deerhound, wins Best in Show and America’s Top Dog title in the recently concluded 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

The Scottish deerhound, Hickory, became the first of her breed to win the purple-and-gold ribbon and shiny silver bowl.

Angela Lloyd was the handler of Hickory during the competition.

Hickory won over six other finalists that include a Pekingese, Portuguese water dog, Chinese Shar-pei, smooth fox terrier, bearded Collie and black cocker Spaniel. The judge who picked Hickory from the best-of-seven final show ring is Paolo Dondina from Italy.

The 2011 Westminster Dog Show has about 2,6oo entries. “The quality of all of the dogs were outstanding,” according to Judge Dondina. He added that these “animal is like in the heavens. It’s not of this world.”

Reports say that Hickory enjoys running after deers and rabbits on a 50-acre farm in Warrenton, Va.. Hickory, owned by Sally Sweatt, Cecilia L Dove and Dr R Scott Dove, won her 16th best-in-show overall.

Below is the list of other winners in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

  • Best in Show – GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
  • Best Hound Group – GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
  • Best Toy Group – GCH Palacegarden Malachy
  • Best Non-Sporting Group – GCH Vaje’s Miss Jayne Hathaway; Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Best Herding Group – CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins; Breed: Bearded Collie
  • Best Sporting Group – GCH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction; Breed: Spaniels (Cocker) Black
  • Best Working Group – GCH Aviators Luck Be A Lady; Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
  • Best Terrier Group – GCH Slyfox Sneak’s A Peek; Breed: Fox Terrier (Smooth)
  • Junior Showmanship – Ch Pouch Cove’s Brittania; Breed: Portuguese Water Dogs


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