Trumpet The First-Ever Bloodhound To Win Best In Show At Westminster Dog Show 2022

Trumpet, a Bloodhound, is kissed his handler Heather Helmer after winning "Best in Show" at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, U.S., June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trumpet took home the top medal in the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, becoming the first Bloodhound to do so in the 146-year history of the competition. The new canine champion of the Westminster Dog Show has been announced.


Is Westminster Dog Show Best?

This year, more than 3,000 dogs competed at Westminster, which was once more moved to the luxurious Lyndhurst after the COVID-19 pandemic ruined the initially planned event in January at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The top-ranked dog this year, Winston, won Reserve Best in Show (second place). Since Westminster is a confirmation show. The dogs evaluate by their breed standards as opposed to those of other dogs.

The Westminster Dog Show includes nearly 3,500 dog competitors this year. The judges steadily removed contestants in the days leading up to the final judgment in Tarrytown, New York. The inclusion of two new eligible breeds, the Russian Toy and the Hungarian farm dog Mudi. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club for the first time this year, which contributed to the high participation. As a result, 211 different dog breeds would be eligible to compete in the show in 2022.

Who Won The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?

Trumpet the Bloodhound took home Best in Show honors at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina Pro Plan. In the 146-year history of the competition, this dog’s victory was the first time a Bloodhound took home Best Show honors. The second-longest running sports event in the United States is the renowned dog show. It was held at Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, some 25 miles north of Manhattan.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog show

Therefore, Trumpet was chosen as the bloodhound with the finest conformity by three judges at the breed, group, and Best in Show levels. It turns out that he is the greatest at chomping on reporter’s mics as well. Before attacking the microphone once more, Buehner added, “He has a lot of attitudes and he’s a little insane.”

Slobbery and flappy bloodhounds are excellent trackers and hunters. Those folds are crucial because they conceal the bloodhound’s eyes and allow him to concentrate solely on smell. They can presumably find almost anything thanks to their 230 million scent receptors.

Lyndhurst Estate In Tarrytown, New York

At the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, on Tuesday night, Trumpet, owned by Chris Flessner, Bryan Flessner, Heather Buehner, and Tina Kocar, took first place in the Hound Group.


He defeated the winners of the Toy Group Hollywood (Maltese), the Non-Sporting Group Winston (French bulldog), the Sporting Group Belle (English setter), the Herding Group River (German shepherd), the Working Group Striker (Samoyed), and the Terrier Group MM in the Best in Show competition.