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Golden retrievers have positioned solely 5 instances in their group in the historical past of Westminster. By: angela n.

Yearly, the American Kennel Membership ranks the most well-liked canine breeds in America, and yearly, representatives of these breeds compete for Finest in Present at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. In 2018, a bichon frise won the top honors.

However do you know a shocking 8 out of America’s favourite canine breeds have by no means received Finest in Present?

Finest in Present isn’t the one title up for grabs at Westminster, although. With one obtrusive exception (Labrador retriever individuals, I’m speaking to you), these 8 canine breeds under — all ranked in the highest 20 hottest breeds for a few years — have earned fairly a couple of Finest of Group awards and persistently positioned in the highest four of their teams.

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Labrador Retriever — AKC Rank #1

America’s favourite canine for the numerous years now, Labrador retrievers have performed abysmally at Westminster, putting solely 11 instances however by no means first in their group. A Sporting Group breed, Labs had been acknowledged by the AKC in 1917. That’s 100-plus years in which to perform one thing, Labbies. Maybe it is best to spend extra time on conformation and fewer time perfecting your unhappy Lab faces!

  • Second Place (four instances): 1933, 1934, 1939, 1978
  • Third Place: 2016
  • Fourth Place (6 instances): 1964, 1974, 1986, 2003, 2009, 2010
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Golden Retriever — AKC Rank #5

The fifth hottest canine in America, golden retrievers have performed even worse, putting in their teams solely 5 instances since Westminster started. However at least they snagged a single Finest of Group, again in 2006. One other Sporting Group canine, goldens had been acknowledged in 1925, giving them loads of time — I assume you had been all too busy fetching tennis balls?

  • Finest of Group: 2006
  • Second Place: 2009
  • Third Place (2 instances): 2014, 2017
  • Fourth Place: 2005
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Dachshund — AKC Rank #8

The overwhelming winner amongst all of the breeds listed right here, dachshunds have positioned many instances in the Hound Group, with 10 Finest of Teams. There are three sorts of dachshunds who compete: longhair, wirehair and easy. Miniature and customary dachshunds compete collectively in every of these three courses.

The AKC acknowledged dachshunds as a breed in 1885, which maybe accounts for the enduring recognition and comparatively excessive rankings at Westminster.

  • Finest of Group (10 instances): Longhair (1998), wirehair (1997, 1952, 2012), easy (1969, 1968, 1961, 1952, 1951, 1948)
  • Second Place (11 instances): Longhair (2008, 1989, 1975, 1974, 1966, 1965, 1957), wirehair (1978), easy (1983, 1937, 1933)
  • Third Place (16 instances): Longhair (1991, 1990, 1976,  1954, 1946), wirehair (2003), easy (1967, 1964, 1963,  1959, 1955, 1953, 1950, 1941, 1936, 1926)
  • Fourth Place (16 instances): Longhair (1943), wirehair (2009, 2007, 1994, 1987, 1986, 1981, 1979), easy (1960, 1949, 1948, 1939, 1935)
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Shih Tzu — AKC Rank #10

Added to the Toy Group in 1969, shih tzus have performed remarkably nicely for a breed that has competed for under the previous half century. The breed has garnered an admirable four Finest of Group placements, in addition to 14 different group placements.

  • Finest of Group (four instances): 2001, 2000, 1983, 2016
  • Second Place (four instances): 2003, 1997, 1977, 1973
  • Third Place (6 instances): 2010, 1999, 1985, 1979, 1974, 1972
  • Fourth Place (four instances): 1991, 1988, 1975, 1971
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Miniature Schnauzer — AKC Rank #12

A very completely different breed from the usual schnauzer, which received Finest in Present in 1997, and the enormous schnauzer (which very nearly won Best in Show in 2018), the miniature schnauzer is a member of the Terrier Group and was acknowledged in 1926. Since then, the breed has managed to eke out only one Finest of Group, nevertheless it has positioned 7 different instances, a not altogether dismal displaying.

  • Finest of Group: 1947
  • Second Place (2 instances): 1960, 1948
  • Third Place (2 instances): 1959, 1956
  • Fourth Place (three instances): 2009, 1975, 1946
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Chihuahua — AKC Rank #13

Aye, chihuahua! Admitted into the Toy Group in 1904, this diminutive doggie has solely positioned 5 instances — however at least 1 of them was Finest of Group. Like dachshunds, chihuahuas compete with a number of coat sorts, in this case easy and lengthy.

  • Finest of Group: Easy coat, 1984
  • Third Place (three instances): Lengthy coat (2006, 2004), easy (2017)
  • Fourth Place: Easy, 1993
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Nice Dane — AKC Rank #17

One of the oldest-recognized breeds, Great Danes had been admitted into the Working Group in 1887. Though they’ve by no means received Finest in Present, they’ve taken residence 5 Finest of Group ribbons, with a complete of 21 placements.

  • Finest of Group (5 instances): 1983, 1962, 1959, 1933, 1931
  • Second Place (three instances): 2000, 1943, 1932
  • Third Place (9 instances): 2008, 2005, 1980, 1972, 1968, 1961, 1950, 1941, 1935
  • Fourth Place (four instances): 1990, 1977, 1938, 1930
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Shetland Sheepdogs — AKC Rank #19

Shetland sheepdogs, Herding Group members since 1911, have additionally performed nicely, taking residence 5 Finest of Group ribbons and 12 different placements.

  • Finest of Group (5 instances): 1997, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1943
  • Second Place (2 instances): 2001, 1989
  • Third Place (5 instances): 2006, 1999, 1986, 1965, 1939
  • Fourth Place (5 instances): 1952, 1951, 1948, 1947, 1932

So, what’s your rationalization for the discrepancy in America’s hottest canine displaying so poorly at Westminster? Depart your remark under!