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.