French Bulldog Takes Group First at Westminster
Congratulations to Bru – aka American/Canadian Champion Robobull Fabelhaft Im On Fire – for his incredible wins at the Gardens yesterday.
Bru, who was bred in Canada by Shelley St. John, took Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show yesterday, and then went on take a stunning First Place win in the Non Sporting Group. This is the first time in my memory that a French Bulldog has taken a Group First at Westminster, although I can’t confirm that for sure just yet.
Frenchies were out in full force at the Gardens, with a total breed entry of 36 making them one of the best represented breeds at the show.
French Bulldogs were also one of Westminster’s most popular breeds – as group was taking place, announcer Michael J. LaFave mentioned that the French Bulldog breed judging video was the most watched video on the Westminster Kennel Club website.
Tonight, the final groups are judged, followed by Best in Show. Seeing a French Bulldog in the ‘big ring’ is a thrill – and even more so, a Canadian bred French Bulldog. I’m not even going to discuss the mixed feeling about possible surges in popularity that this might bring – for now, let’s just enjoy the show, and root for Bru.
Go team Canada!
Here’s the breed judging video from Westminster – take a look, and make your own choice for best of breed in the comments.
I really like Bru, and I am rooting for him tonight!
Another frenchie that catches my eye and has ever since I met him at the nationals is Marcelo’s El Che. Gorgeous, he got an AOM at Westminster this year. Not to mention last year’s winner Lola, who was BOS this year!
Carol, do you plan to go to Wisconsin in September?
I LOOOOVE El Che. That is one gorgeous, gorgeous dog. Time and again lately, dogs catching my eye have Dauløkke behind them. Tula is expecting puppies out of a Dauløkke sired male next weekend.
I’d like to make it to Wisconsin – it will depend on whether I’m still on the no fly list!