Wire Fox Terrier 'Sky' Wins Westminster 2014

On the second night of Westminster 2014, Judge Betty Regina Leininger chose Sky the Wire Fox Terrier out of a lineup of seven outstanding dogs in the Best in Show ring.

By DIR Editors | Posted: Feb 12, 2014 9 a.m. PST

Sky Westminster 2014
Photo John Ashbey

The 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show ended last night with judge Betty Regina Leininger of Frisco, Texas, choosing the Wire Fox Terrier GCh. Afterall Painting The Sky, 'Sky,' as her Best in Show winner. Sky was Best of Breed last year but took Group Two in the Terrier ring after Smooth Fox Terrier GCh. Slyfox Sneak's A Peek under judge Jay Richardson. Sky has won other high-profile shows such as the National Dog Show in 2012 and Montgomery County Kennel Club show in 2013. She was also the Top Terrier of 2012 and 2013, winning the most Group Firsts at AKC dog shows than any other Terrier in the country. Sky is owned by Victor Malzoni, Jr, Torrie Steele, Scott and Mary Olund, and Diane Ryan, and handled by Gabriel Rangel.

Judge Leininger awarded Reserve Best in Show to the Standard Poodle bitch GCh. Brighton Lakeridge Encore, owned by T. & M. Sosnoff and handled by Tim Brazier. This is the second year that a Reserve Best in Show has been awarded at Westminster. Last year's Reserve was a Class dog, Old English Sheepdog Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, 'Swagger' (now a Grand Champion), handled by Colton Johnson, and Best in Show was the Affenpinscher GCh. Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, 'Banana Joe,' who was handled by Ernesto Lara.

The other Group winners in the Best in Show ring at Westminster 2014 were:

Sporting Group: Irish Water Spaniel GCh. Whistlestop's Riley On Fire. 'Riley' is owned by Tom & Bethany Urban and Gregory Siner, and handled by Richard Krieger.

Hound Group: Bloodhound GCh. Flessner's International S'Cess. This dog is owned by Shirley VanCamp, Heather Buehner and Zach Helmer, and handled by Heather Helmer.

Working Group: Portuguese Water Dog GCh. Claircreek Impression De Matisse. 'Matisse' was awarded the title of "Best in Show Dog of the Year" for 2013 at the Saturday before Westminster at the Purina® Pro Plan® Showdogs of the Year Awards, presented by Dogs in Review, for winning the most Best in Shows in 2013. He also took Best in Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December in Orlando, Fla. Matisse is owned by Milan Lint, Peggy Helming and Donna Gottdenker, and handled by Michael Scott.

Toy Group: Miniature Pinscher GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare. 'Classie' was the Top Toy dog of 2013. She and her Owner-Handler Armando Angelbello were Best in Show at the AKC's Inaugural AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals at the 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Fla. Classie is owned by Armando Angelbello and Leah Monte and handled by Armando.

Herding Group: Cardigan Welsh Corgi GCh. Riverside Telltail Coco Posh. This dog is owned by Dina Planche, Deb Shindle & Julie & Bill Divens, and handled by Lois DeMers.

Sky beat the other 2,686 dogs that were entered in the 2014 Westminster Kennel club dog show. This year saw a total entry of 2,845 in 187 different Breeds or Varieties.


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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

2/14/2014 9:36:56 PM

Interesting article.

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