California Dogs Win Most at 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Show

Dogs from the Golden State bring home the most gold out of any other state

Posted: March 1, 2012

Although second in entries behind New York dogs, California dogs swept the competition for a total of 75 awards at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club show. Dogs from Pennsylvania (including Best in Show winner, the Pekingese GCh. Palacegarden Malachy) were the second highest with 54 total awards. The awards included Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, and Awards of Merit in all 185 breeds and varieties, and Group placements (1st through 4th in seven Groups). Here’s a breakdown:

BEST OF BREED WINS (185) – California 27, Pennsylvania 15, New York 14, Texas 10, Canada 10, Ohio 9, New Jersey 8, Washington 8, Illinois 7, Colorado 6, Massachusetts 6, Virginia 6, Florida 5, Georgia 5, Maryland 5, North Carolina 5, Wisconsin 5, Connecticut 4, Oregon 4, Indiana 3, Oklahoma 3, Tennessee 3, Arkansas 2, Michigan 2, New Hampshire 2, New Mexico 2, Alabama 1, Arizona 1, Idaho 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Mississippi 1, Nebraska 1, South Carolina 1, West Virginia 1.

GROUP PLACEMENTS (28) – California 7, Ohio 3, Massachusetts 2, New York 2, Pennsylvania 2, Texas 2, Canada 2, Colorado 1, Florida 1, Georgia 1, Illinois 1, Maryland 1, New Jersey 1, New Mexico 1, North Carolina 1.

TOTAL AWARDS (647, does not include Junior Showmanship awards) – California 75, Pennsylvania 54, New York 42, Texas 39, Florida 33, New Jersey 32, Canada 31, Connecticut 28, Ohio 26, Virginia 24, Maryland 23, Illinois 22, Washington 16, Massachusetts 16, Colorado 15, North Carolina 15, Tennessee 13, Wisconsin 13, Georgia 12, Michigan 11, Indiana 10, South Carolina 10, Louisiana 8, Oregon 8, Alabama 7, Kentucky 7, Oklahoma 7, New Hampshire 6, Arizona 5, Iowa 4, Missouri 4, New Mexico 4, Arkansas 3, Delaware 3, Rhode Island 3, Idaho 2, Kansas 2, Minnesota 2, Nebraska 2, Nevada 2, West Virginia 2, District of Columbia 1, Japan 1, Maine 1, Mexico 1, Mississippi 1, Vermont 1.

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP (8) – North Carolina 2, Wisconsin 2, California 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, Tennessee 1.


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