2012 National Dog Show Winners
Dogs were judged in breed competitions during the morning hours, in groups later in the afternoon and for Best in Show.
173 breeds and over 1500 dogs were whittled down to seven group winners and one Best of Breed dog during the National Dog Show presented by Purina, which was taped on Saturday Nov. 17 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.
Best in Show
The Best in Show winner was the Wire Fox Terrier Sky. Sky is the same breed at the 2011 Best in Show winner, Eira.
Sky's handler, Gabriel Rangel, has handled three of the last four National Dog Show winners.
The seven groups are Hound, Working, Toy, Sporting, Herding, Terrier and Non-Sporting.
The Hound group winner was an American Foxhound named Jewel.
The Working Group winner was a Great Dane from Bensalem, named James.
The Toy Group winner was an Affenpinscher named Banana Joe.
The Sporting Group winner was a Field Spaniel named Ginger.
The Herding Group winner was a Bearded Collie from Tennessee named Olivia.
The Terrier Group winner was a Wire Fox Terrier named Sky.
The Non-Sporting Group winner was a Tibetan Spaniel named Tenzin.