A Sussex Spaniel (the Oldest Dog Ever to Win) Takes Westminster Dog Show 2009!

Another wonderful show. This years Westminster Dog Show was unbelievable! These were some of the most beautiful dogs ever. Over 2522 beautiful dogs were displayed representing 170 breeds during this two-day event. Competition and judging were tough, with a number of dogs returning to the show ring.

This year, a beautiful 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel that goes by the name "Stump" was the winner! He is the oldest dog to ever win the Westminster Dog Show! This gorgeous and charismatic pooch, formally named Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee wowed both judges and spectators.

He won best in his breed group then continued on to win best in show on the final judging at the 2009 Westminster Dog show! Stump was born December 01, 1998.

"Stump" was handled by Scott Sommers, Scott also handled Ch Special Times Just Right! – a Bichon Frise that won the 2001 Westminster Dog Show. This is the first time a Sussex Spaniel has ever won the Westminster Dog Show.

This is the first win for the Sussex during the 133-year history! The show took place at Madison Square Gardens in New York City.

For more information about the Sussex Spaniel breed, go to Choosing a Sussex Spaniel breed profile.

2009 Westminster Dog Show Results for Best in Breed Group

The Westminster Dog Show, in its 133rd season in 2009, 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 year's event. Next year will mark the 134th year!

Next year's dates are: Monday and Tuesday, February 15-16, 2010.