English Springer Spaniel Takes Westminster Dog Show 2007!

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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.

    Future Dates

    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


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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.