All dogs are celebrated at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but some breeds are more favored than others. The event is one of America’s longtime traditions, dating back to the first show in 1877. (The only older sporting event in the United States is the Kentucky Derby, running for one year longer.) The most prestigious award given at the multi-day event is arguably the honor of Best in Show, given to the dog that passes a litany of tests for obedience, appearance, and more.
The Westminster competition didn’t always award the Best in Show distinction. Although 2017 was the 141st year of the competition, this marked only the 110th Best in Show award. All of the canine entries are whittled down within seven distinct groups, including hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working, and terrier. The winner from each of those groups then competes for the overall Best in Show. In 2017, a German Shepherd named Rumor won the title, only the second German Shepherd to do so in history.
As records show, not all breeds are created equal when it comes to claiming the top prize. There have been 47 different breeds that won the Best in Show distinction over the years, but just a few have several repeat wins over time. Here are the top 10 breeds that have had the most repeat victories in Westminster dog show history.
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