Last night, Westminster Kennel Club bestowed its greatest honor, Best In Show, to a bloodhound! I’m so used to Best In Show going to one of the smaller dogs and I always want to see big dogs get some love, so here we are. The bloodhound’s name is Trumpet, in what I’m praying is not some kind of ode to the orange fascist. Trumpet beat out a Samoyed, a Maltese and a German shepherd. Trumpet isn’t even a regular at these kinds of dog shows – his owner, Heather Buehner, only started competing Trumpet in January. It’s a real rags-to-riches story (or something). Second place went to the French Bulldog.
Anyway, Trumpet seems like a cool guy. I’ve never had a bloodhound but I love them. I love all big dogs, I love setters and spaniels. Trumpet is the first-ever bloodhound to win Westminster’s Best In Show. We love an groundbreaker!
Trumpet the bloodhound: Best in Show. 🎺
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 23, 2022
— Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) June 23, 2022
Photos courtesy of Instagram, Westminster.