Westminster Wrap Up 2022
July 05, 2022
Canadian dogs impressed at Westminster
For the second consecutive year, the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held at outside of Manhattan at Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New York, from June 18-22, 2022.
The Westminster Kennel Club, as always, put on a magical event amid the challenging circumstances of the past few years. It would never come as a surprise to any Canadian who has watched Westminster for even a few years that our Canadian dogs once again wowed at the show! Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Canadian-born dogs, their owners, their handlers, and most importantly, their breeders.
Blaze, a handsome Pekingese, known in the ring as CH Lionking Blaze of Glory, took Best of Breed at the prestigious show. Blaze’s breeders are Nathalie Lachance, Robert Denis, and Barbara Denis. He is proudly owned by Nathalie Lachance, Thomas Curley, Gilles Chaloux, Michel Chaloux, and Robert Denis. Blaze is handled by one of his owners, Thomas Curley.
Beau, known in the ring as CH GoFetch Beaumont Hamel, was awarded Best of Breed. How special to have a great Canadian dog win Breed for a great Canadian breed! Beau’s breeders are Patrick Coady and Caitlin O’Brien. He is proudly owned by Patrick Coady, Pamela Squires, and Caitlin O’Brien. Fabian Negron handles him.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Spotify is a handsome Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen who won Best of Breed at the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! CH M & M Stellar Spotify’s proud breeders are Donna Moore, Sara Robertson, and Wendy Doherty. He is owned by Janice Hayes, Donna Moore, Eric Ciceron, Wendy Doherty, and Janice Brown. Spotify is handled beautifully by one of his owners, Janice Hayes.
Striker is on a Westminster winning streak! GChG Vanderbilt 'N Printemp's Lucky Strike took Best of Breed and then went on to win the Working Group for the second year in a row! Mengru Wu and Judi Elford bred this beautiful boy. Striker is proudly owned by Correen Pacht, Marc Ralsky, Judi Elford, and Blair Elford! He is handled by Laura King.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
How incredible is it that another great Canadian dog won the breed for another of our Indigenous Canadian breeds? Falco, a handsome Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is known in the ring as CH Roaneden’s Dream Catcher. Christine Jones bred Falco. He’s proudly owned by Stephanie Chaloux, Simon Robin, Gilles Chaloux, and Christine Jones. He is handled by Emily and Graeme Burdon.
German Shorthaired Pointer
Congratulations to Sporting Group 3 Winner, GChS Clarity Reach the Sky VJK-MYST. Jade, a gorgeous German Shorthaired Pointer, was bred by Clair Malcolm and Mariah Dupuy. She is proudly owned by Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, Yvonne Hassler-Deterding, Carley Simpson, and S Acevedo. Jade is handled by one of her owners, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson.
Best in Show
Brooklyn, New York’s Dr. Don Sturz was among the youngest judges ever to pick a Best in Show winner. Dr. Sturz delivered several humble and gracious comments before choosing Trumpet, the Bloodhound as the winner of the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Trumpet’s registered name is CH Flessener’s Toot My Own Horn. He is proudly owned by his breeders Chris and Bryan Flessner, Heather Helmer, and Tina Kocar. He is handled by Heather Helmer.
Dr. Sturz picked the French Bulldog, Winston, as his Reserve Best in Show Dog. Winston’s registered name is CH Fox Canyon’s I Won The War at Goldshield. Winston is owned by his breeders Sandy Fox and Perry Payson, as well as Morgan Fox and Alexandra Vorbeck. Winston is handled by Perry Payson.
Congratulations to all dogs who competed in the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Thank you to all the Canadian dogs who once again showed the world how wonderful Canada’s purposely bred dogs are. We look forward to seeing many of our great Canadian dogs at the 147th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan next winter!
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Ian Lynch is a comedian, on-air personality and Canadian Kennel Club member.