Since the beginning of the Annual Dog Show in 1877 we have been able to see so many of the top dogs in the country. It is a show that will fascinate and amuse the young and the old and everything in between.
Westminster Best In Show winner was awarded for the first time in 1907. In 1923 there was no Best In Show award, the American Kennel Club barred interbreed competition for 1923 except in the Miscellaneous Class. Comprehensive new rules for Group & Best in Show judging were adopted effective for 1924.
Here is a bit of interesting information, since 1907 Fox Terriers have won 17 times, Scottish Terriers 8 times, Spaniel (English Springer) 5 times, Airedale Terriers 4 times, Boxers 4 times, Doberman Pinschers 4 times, Poodles (Standard) 4 times, Sealyham Terriers 4 times, Pekingese 3 times, Pointers 3 times, Poodles (Miniature) 3 times, Spaniels (Cocker) 3 times, Afghan Hounds 2 times, Bulldogs 2 times, Lakeland Terriers 2 times, Newfoundlands 2 times, Norwich Terriers 2 times, Old English Sheepdogs 2 times, Pointers (German Shorthaired) 2 times, Poodles (Toy) 2 times, West Highland White Terriers 2 times, one time winners are Beagle, Bedlinton Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier (colored), Collie, German Shepherd, Papillon, Pomeranian, Pug, Scottish Deerhound, Setter (English), Siberian Husky, Skye Terrier, Spaniel (Clumber), Spaniel (Irish Water), Spaniel (Sussex), Standard Schnauzer, Welsh Terrier, Whippet, Yorkshire Terrier.
It appears that the terriers are by far the winners more often than not. Wishing all of the 2012 entries good luck!