Wire Hair Fox Terrier, King, takes Best in Show
February 12, 2019: King, a Wire Hair Fox Terrier, triumphed over last year’s Best in Show winner and crowd favorite Bean, a Sussex Spaniel, who earlier in the evening was named the winner of the Sporting Group for a second year in a row.
On Tuesday evening Metropolitan Opera star Ailyn Perez sang The National Anthem at Madison Square Garden to open the second and final evening of competition at the Westminster Dog Show. The sold-out Garden house saw the final three groups, Sporting, Working and Terrier, compete before for vying for the ultimate achievement, winner of Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
The respective four winners from Monday’s group competition of Hounds, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding, were Burns, a Long-Haired Dachshund, Bona, a Havenese, Colton, a Schipperke, and Baby Lars, a Bouvier Des Flanders. At the end of the show on Tuesday, these four went against Tuesday’s evening three winners.
Bean, the crowd favorite and last year’s Best in Show winner, took the prize again in the Sporting Group. Bean, a Sussex Spaniel, had the audience on their feet cheering when she sat up to show her joy and appreciation. Wilma, a Boxer, took top prize in the Working Group followed by the Siberian Husky, and the ultimate winner King triumphed in the Terrier group before going on to take Best in Show.