Scottish Deerhound Wins WKC’s Best In Show!

Scottish Deerhound Wins WKC’s Best In Show!
February 16, 2011 by Connie Wilson


Being an aficionado of the Wirehaired Dachshund, I was of course hoping to see my favourite breed win Best in Show. Alas, it was not to be, though the coveted title did go to a wiry-haired compatriot (albeit on the other end of the size scale),  a magnificent Scottish Deerhound named Foxcliffe Hickory Wind. The contenders were narrowed down over a two day period. Firstly, the dogs compete against other dogs of the same breed. The Best in Breed then go on to compete against others in their respective group (the seven groups being Sporting, Non-Sporting, Working, Hound, Terrier, Toy and Herding). During the evening part of the two-day schedule, spectators get to watch the group competitions with one dog being selected as the winner from each group. Those seven group winners then go on to compete for Tuesday evening's prize title, Best in Show. It's all very suspenseful with loads of pressure on both the handlers and their dogs. The crowds cheer for their favourites and everyone speculates on just who will be this year's winner, with the Best In Show champion attaining  celebrity status in the dog-world.    

photo John Ashbey

Congratulations to gentle giant, Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the 2011 Best In Show champion!!

Click here to see the WKC's Best In Show video

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