Dog show

Rare dog breed wins national dog show for second straight year

While many families like to tune their televisions to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or the football game, the National Dog Show is another popular Turkey Day event. The 2020 competition had no live audience, but the 2021 show returned with many new surprises. The Biewer Terrier was the most recent breed to be added. And for the first time, the event included a national junior dog show for young handlers.

But of course, the most anticipated part of the show is finding out which dog got the best of the show. This year’s winner made history for the first time in 20 years, and she certainly deserves her unique feat.

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The Scottish Deerhound steals the show

Claire, the Scottish Deerhound, won the 2020 National Dog Show. Now, after competing against over 1,500 dogs on the 2021 show, Claire has reclaimed her Best in Show title. Claire is the first dog to win back-to-back victories in the past 20 years.

Even though the Scottish Deerhound is not a common breed for most dog lovers, Claire is highly regarded over other dogs of her breed. She is known as the number one Scottish Deerhound in America, and she has won more than any other Scottish Deerhound in history. Her grandmother is also known for winning Best in Show at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show.

Scottish Deerhound Best in Show
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“Claire, in her mind, really believes in herself and has a lot of confidence in who she is. What if you looked like her, right?” said Angela Lloyd, Claire’s manager. pinnacle of his art.”

During the competition, Claire first had to win against other dogs of her breed. Next, she won at the Hound Group competition, which led to her winning Best in Show. She has competed against many other beautiful dogs including Chester the Affenpinscher, Mo’Ne the Kuvasz, Sasha the Pyrenean Shepherd, MM the Lakeland Terrier, Jade the German Shorthaired Pointer and Winter the Bulldog.

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Claire enjoys the experience

Lloyd said when she entered Claire again this year, she didn’t expect to win, but of course she’s glad she did. More importantly, she thought it would be another fun experience for her furry friend.

“I was thinking more about keeping her happy, getting a really good performance out of her and having a good time,” Lloyd said.

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Back in her home in Virginia, Claire can resume her normal, relaxed life. The pup loves to go for a run in the morning and then take a nap after breakfast. Lloyd says Claire often watches TV with her too.

All dogs in this show deserve to win. They are all adorable dogs that deserve so much love. So hopefully they all got lots of pets and hugs from their hard work and dedication during the event.

Watch the Best in Show competition here:

H/T: people.com
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