Westminster Dog Show past winners list by year, best breeds and winner prize money

Westminster Dog Show past winners list by year, best breeds and winner prize money

Have a look at the past winners of the Westminster Dog Show, list of dogs and breeds to win Best In Show 

The Westminster Dog Show is the most prominent dog competition in the country, if not the entire world. The competition entered with a new name; Best in Show when it entered its 147th year in 2023.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-oldest continuously operating sports event in the nation (after the Kentucky Derby), will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York City for its 147th edition.

Westminster Dog Show past winners list by year, best breeds and prize money

Over 3,000 dogs representing more than 200 different breeds will compete for the top prize.

113 dogs have received the honour; many of them have received it more than once.

Warren Remedy, the Best In Show winner at the inaugural Westminster Dog Show in 1907, 1908, and 1909, is the only dog to have achieved this feat.


With 47 victories, the terrier Warren Remedy paved the way for terriers to overtake other breeds as the most often winners of Best In Show. The athletic team that finished in second place has 18 members.

For all the attention the Westminster Dog Show receives, the dogs sure aren’t feeling the fruits of their labor as the winners receive no cash prize for their exploits.


Which dogs have won the Westminster Dog Show?

There have been 113 Best In Show winners, starting with Warren Remedy the Smooth Fox Terrier and ending with Trumpet the Bloodhound.

Warren Remedy is the only dog to have won it three times out of the six that have won it twice. The feat has not been achieved since 1972.

Year Breed Group Dog (Name)
1907 Smooth Fox Terrier Terrier Warren Remedy
1908 Smooth Fox Terrier Terrier Warren Remedy
1909 Smooth Fox Terrier Terrier Warren Remedy
1910 Smooth Fox Terrier Terrier Sabine Rarebit
1911 Scottish Terrier Terrier Tickle Em Jock
1912 Airedale Terrier Terrier Kenmare Sorceress
1913 Bulldog Non-Sporting Strathtay Prince Albert
1914 Old English Sheepdog Working Slumber
1915 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Matford Vic
1916 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Matford Vic
1917 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Conejo Wycollar Boy
1918 Bull Terrier (White) Terrier Haymarket Faultless
1919 Airedale Terrier Terrier Briergate Bright Beauty
1920 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Conejo Wycollar Boy
1921 Cocker Spaniel (Parti-Color) Sporting Midkiff Seductive
1922 Airedale Terrier Terrier Boxwood Barkentine
1923 N/A
1924 Sealyham Terrier Terrier Barberryhill Bootlegger
1925 Pointer Sporting Governor Moscow
1926 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Signal Circuit of Halleston
1927 Sealyham Terrier Terrier Pinegrade Perfection
1928 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Talavera Margaret
1929 Collie (Rough) Herding Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven
1930 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Pendley Calling of Blarney
1931 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Pendley Calling of Blarney
1932 Pointer Sporting Nancolleth Markable
1933 Airedale Terrier Terrier Warland Protector of Shelterock
1934 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Flornell Spicy Bit of Halleston
1935 Poodle (Standard) Non-Sporting Nunsoe Duc de la Terrace of Blakeen
1936 Sealyham Terrier Terrier St Margaret Mignificent of Claredale
1937 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Flornell Spicy Piece of Halleston
1938 English Setter Sporting Daro of Maridor
1939 Doberman Pinscher Working Ferry v Rauhfelsen of Giralda
1940 Cocker Spaniel (Black) Sporting My Own Brucie
1941 Cocker Spaniel (Black) Sporting My Own Brucie
1942 West Highland White Terrier Terrier Wolvey Pattern of Edgerstoune
1943 Poodle (Miniature) Non-Sporting Pitter Patter of Piperscroft
1944 Welsh Terrier Terrier Flornell-Rare-Bit of Twin Ponds
1945 Scottish Terrier Terrier Shieling’s Signature
1946 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Heatherington Model Rhythm
1947 Boxer Working Warlord of Mazelaine
1948 Bedlington Terrier Terrier Rock Ridge Night Rocket
1949 Boxer Working Mazelaine Zazarac Brandy
1950 Scottish Terrier Terrier Walsing Winning Trick of Edgerstoune
1951 Boxer Working Bang Away of Sirrah Crest
1952 Doberman Pinscher Working Rancho Dobe’s Storm
1953 Doberman Pinscher Working Rancho Dobe’s Storm
1954 Cocker Spaniel (A.S.C.O.B.) Sporting Carmor’s Rise and Shine
1955 Bulldog Non-Sporting Kippax Fearnought
1956 Poodle (Toy) Toy Wilber White Swan
1957 Afghan Hound Hound Shirkhan of Grandeur
1958 Poodle (Standard) Non-Sporting Puttencove Promise
1959 Poodle (Miniature) Non-Sporting Fontclair Festoon
1960 Pekingese Toy Chik T’Sun of Caversham
1961 Poodle (Toy) Toy Cappoquin Little Sister
1962 West Highland White Terrier Terrier Elfinbrook Simon
1963 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Wakefield’s Black Knight
1964 Whippet Hound Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth
1965 Scottish Terrier Terrier Carmichaels Fanfare
1966 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Zeloy Mooremaide’s Magic
1967 Scottish Terrier Terrier Bardene Bingo
1968 Lakeland Terrier Terrier Stingray of Derryabah
1969 Skye Terrier Terrier Glamoor Good News
1970 Boxer Working Arriba’s Prima Donna
1971 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Chinoe’s Adamant James
1972 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Chinoe’s Adamant James
1973 Poodle (Standard) Non-Sporting Acadia Command Performance
1974 German Shorthaired Pointer Sporting Gretchenhof Columbia River
1975 Old English Sheepdog Working Sir Lancelot of Barvan
1976 Lakeland Terrier Terrier Jo Ni’s Red Baron of Crofton
1977 Sealyham Terrier Terrier Dersade Bobby’s Girl
1978 Yorkshire Terrier Toy Cede Higgins
1979 Irish Water Spaniel Sporting Oak Tree’s Irishtocrat
1980 Siberian Husky Working Innisfree’s Sierra Cinnar
1981 Pug Toy Dhandys Favorite Woodchuck
1982 Pekingese Toy St Aubrey Dragonora of Elsdon
1983 Afghan Hound Hound Kabiks The Challenger
1984 Newfoundland Working Seaward’s Blackbeard
1985 Scottish Terrier Terrier Braeburn’s Close Encounter
1986 Pointer Sporting Marjetta’s National Acclaim
1987 German Shepherd Dog Herding Covy Tucker Hill’s Manhattan
1988 Pomeranian Toy Great Elms Prince Charming, II
1989 Doberman Pinscher Working Royal Tudor’s Wild As The Wind
1990 Pekingese Toy Wendessa Crown Prince
1991 Poodle (Standard) Non-Sporting Whisperwind On A Carousel
1992 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Registry’s Lonesome Dove
1993 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Salilyn’s Condor
1994 Norwich Terrier Terrier Chidley Willum The Conqueror
1995 Scottish Terrier Terrier Gaelforce Post Script
1996 Clumber Spaniel Sporting Clussexx Country Sunrise
1997 Standard Schnauzer Working Parsifal Di Casa Netzer
1998 Norwich Terrier Terrier Fairewood Frolic
1999 Papillon Toy Loteki Supernatural Being
2000 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Salilyn ‘N Erin’s Shameless
2001 Bichon Frise Non-Sporting Special Times Just Right
2002 Poodle (Miniature) Non-Sporting Surrey Spice Girl
2003 Kerry Blue Terrier Terrier Torums Scarf Michael
2004 Newfoundland Working Darbydale’s All Rise Pouch Cove
2005 German Shorthaired Pointer Sporting Kan-Point’s VJK Autumn Roses
2006 Bull Terrier (Colored) Terrier Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid
2007 English Springer Spaniel Sporting Felicity’s Diamond Jim
2008 Beagle (15 Inch) Hound K-Run’s Park Me In First
2009 Sussex Spaniel Sporting Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee
2010 Scottish Terrier Terrier Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
2011 Scottish Deerhound Hound Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
2012 Pekingese Toy Palacegarden Malachy
2013 Affenpinscher Toy Banana Joe V Tani Kazari
2014 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier Afterall Painting The Sky
2015 Beagle (15 Inch) Hound Tashtins Lookin For Trouble
2016 German Shorthaired Pointer Sporting Vjk-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey
2017 German Shepherd Dog Herding Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn
2018 Bichon Frise Non-Sporting Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love
2019 Wire Fox Terrier Terrier King Arthur Van Foliny Home
2020 Standard Poodle Non-Sporting Stone Run Afternoon Tea
2021 Pekingese Toy Wasabi
2022 Bloodhound Hound Trumpet

Which dog is the Westminster Dog Show’s reigning champion?



Most wins by Group

Group Number of winners
Terrier 47
Sporting 18
Working 15
Toy 12
Non-sporting 11
Hound 7
Herding 3


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