Transcript for America’s next top dog
- Forget dog-eat-dog. At the 146 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, it's dog-eat-filet-mignon. What kind of treats are awaiting Otis post competition?
- He has steak.
Otis likes his things nice.
- There's the primping.
- It's the Diva Ride.
- The Diva Ride?
- Are you the diva or is Firefly?
- Oh no. She's the diva. Yes.
- Of course. Of course. Of course.
- The pampering. So it takes longer for Aries to get ready than you.
- Every day.
- Every day.
- Oh, Aries.
- And the puppy love. Who is this?
- This is Aries.
- Aries, I love it. My moon is an Aries, so I knew the vibes were right. Fans and reporters rallying behind their favorite pooches.
- Oh yes. Oh yes. Are you technically allowed to have a favorite?
- I do not have a favorite, my friend. We've got fabulous dogs that are coming forward, and I can't wait to see who's Best In Show tonight.
- I tried. This year's show at the beautiful Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, about an hour from its usual home of Madison Square Garden. And for the first time in years, fans are back in the stands. What does it mean to you to have fans back in the stands?
- Well, you've seen it outside. These crowds are electrified. They're excited to see, again, we have 600 more dogs than we've had before, we have thousands more spectators. Everybody's got their favorite, you know? Except me, of course.
- Dogs coming from all over the world to be here. When Daunte first came into your life, he didn't speak English.
- No, Daunte did not speak English when I got him. He flew over from Hungary, he was born in France. I started going to these dog shows with him and listening to audible with those stories. And I figured that's how Daunte learned English, is listening to audible's.
- 3,200 dogs, to be exact. And this year, the competition is more rough than ever. Two new breeds joining the Westminster Kennel Club Dog, Show the Russian Toy and the Moody. The judges announcing their top picks to head into Wednesday night's finals. Trumpet, the bloodhound, Hollywood, the Maltese, Winston, the Frenchie, River, the German Shepherd, Striker, the Samoyed, MN, the Lakeland Terrier, and Belle, the English setter who jumped into her handler's arms when she got the good news. All seven dogs competing for Best in Show, judged by Dr. Don Stirs.
- Most of all, I want to thank our dogs for the comfort, joy and love that they bring to our everyday lives.
- What you guys do is such a joy-filled experience. What does it mean to bring that to people, especially now when it seems like folks could really use a little bit of joy?
- We are honored to bring 146 years of this joy to households. I'm so glad you see it because the fun that's happening here, these dogs could not be more excited to be out in front. And tonight, we'll have America's dog.
- But there can only be one top dog of 2022.
- The Best in Show winner is the bloodhound.
- Trumpet, the bloodhound, making history last night, becoming the first ever bloodhound to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Many calling it an upset since Winston, the Frenchie, was the favorite going into the finals. Winston got runner-up and plenty of belly rubs, no doubt.
- I found some fun facts about bloodhounds. They are world famous for finding missing people, way up to 110 pounds, love company, and are probably a vampire's favorite breed.
- Yeah. There we go.
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