This years Westminster Dog Show was unbelievable! Over 2600 beautiful dogs were displayed representing 165 breeds during this two-day event.
This year, a 6 1/2-year-old English Springer Spaniel won the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. His formal name is Ch Felicity's Diamond Jim and is more commonly called "James".
The English springer spaniel is the largest of the land spaniels and a strong sturdy sporting dog whose popularity continues to rise. Used as a hunting dog, the English springer spaniel thrives on activity and the pursuit of game.
The adult English springer spaniel is approximately 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 45 to 55 pounds.
For more information about the English Springer Spaniel Breed, go to Choosing an English Springer Spaniel.
Competition and judging were tough, with a number of dogs returning to the show ring. Here are the results for Best in Group:
Westminster Dog Show Results for Best in Breed Group Toy group: Ch Smash Jp Win A Victory (Breed: Poodle [Toy])
Herding group: Ch Ace's Indelible Mark HT (Breed: Bouviers des Flandres)
Hound group: Ch Celestial Cj's Jolly Fairchild (Breed: Petits Basset Griffons Vendeens)
Non-sporting group: Ch Brighton Minimoto (Breed: Poodle [Standard])
Terrier group: Ch Hobergays Fineus Fogg (Breed: Dandie Dinmont Terrier)
Working group: Ch Redwitch Reason To Believe (Breed: Akita)
Sporting group: Ch Felicity's Diamond Jim (Breed: Spaniel [English Springer])
The Westminster Dog Show, in its 131st season in 2007, is the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, next to the Kentucky Derby.
You may want to mark you calendar for next years event. Next year will mark the 132nd year!
Next years dates are: February 11-12, 2008