Westminster Dog Show 2021 Full Winners List: Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show

Westminster Dog Show 2021 Full Winners List: Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show
Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021, in New York (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Wasabi, a 3-year-old Pekingese from Pennsylvania, emerged victorious in the Best in Show category at the Westminster Kennel Club Show on Sunday, June 13.

The 145th edition of the iconic event was moved out of its regular winter window at New York’s Madison Square Garden due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event took place on the grounds of Lyndhurst Estate and viewers were not allowed to attend the event in person this year.



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Wasabi won the event after defeating over 2,400 canines from 209 breeds to win the title with the assistance of his handler David Fitzpatrick. Wasabi comes from Westminster royalty and is the grandson of the 2012 winner, Malachy. On the other hand, the second place, which is known as Reserve Best in Show, went to Bourbon the Whippet. Bourbon has been one of the best competitors at the event and went home with the same accolade in 2020 as well.


Wasabi the Pekingese, with handler/owner David Fitzpatrick, wins Best in Show on June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, New York. Spectators are not allowed to attend this year, apart from dog owners and handlers, because of safety protocols due to Covid-19 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


Apart from the aforementioned winners, there were a lot of winners announced throughout different categories. Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon was adjudged the winner in the Hound group while Chaselands Mathew Moss (French Bull Dog) won the group in the Non-sporting category.

Here’s the full list of winners at the Westminster Dog Show 2021:


Best in Show

Winner: GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi (Pekingese)
Reserve Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Whippets)

Bourbon the Whippet competes in Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, New York. Spectators are not allowed to attend this year, apart from dog owners and handlers, because of safety protocols due to Covid-19 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)



Winners by Group

Hound group
GROUP WINNER: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Whippets)




Toy group
GROUP WINNER: GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi (Pekingese)




Non-sporting group
GROUP WINNER: GCHP CH Chaselands Mathew Moss (French Bulldog)




Herding group
GROUP WINNER: GCH CH Bugaboo's Courage Of Conviction (Old English Sheepdog)



Sporting group
GROUP WINNER: GCHS CH Clarity Reach The Sky Vjk-Myst (German Shorthaired Pointer) 




Working group
GROUP WINNER: GCHG CH Vanderbilt 'N Printemp's Lucky Strike (Samoyed)




Terrier group
GROUP WINNER: GCHG CH Crystal Boy De La Pomme (West Highland White Terrier)




Winners by breed

American Eskimo Dog
GCHG CH Anana's Rhinestone Cowboy FDC CA BCAT CGCA TKN

Bichon Frise
GCHB CH Dognews's St Bow

Boston Terrier
GCHG CH Sabe's The Sky's The Limit

GCHG CH Jwilson's B-Loved Polar Express

Chinese Shar-Pei
GCHP CH Majesty Legaxy Asia's Crown Jewel

Chow Chow
GCHS CH Barbary's Reigning Royalty CGCA TKN

Coton De Tulear
GCH CH Sugar Bay's Dotted Swiss

GCHP CH Bret D N Adventureland Star Coach

Finnish Spitz
GCHG CH Dv9k9's Talvi Lahja

French Bulldog
GCHP CH Chaselands Mathew Moss 

GCH CH Sherwood's Singing In The Rain At Keeshond Heaven DCAT

Lhasa Apso
GCHB CH Xeralane's Shut Up And Kiss Me 
GCH CH Mosaic's Lady Star Dust

Poodle (Miniature)
GCHS CH Hightide And A Splash Of Tarquin

Poodle (Standard)
CH Stone Run The Allure Of Madan

GCHB CH Delamer Suzi Sells Sushi On The Boardwalk

Shiba Inu
GCHS CH Jogoso's Walk On The Wildside CA RATN

Tibetan Spaniel
GCHS CH Lantana's Sweet Talkin Man THD CGC

Tibetan Terrier
GCHG CH Barnstorm Blue Blood Royalty By Dzine

CH Bayshore Stonehaven First Lady



Australian Cattle Dog
GCHG CH Rdiamond Bar Ice Blue

Australian Shepherd
GCHG CH Lk Michigan I'm Yours

Bearded Collie
GCHS CH Now And Then Watermark Cruisin At Kelkary

GCHG CH Maitrise Du Chateau Rocher RN CA RATN CGCA CGCU TKA

Belgian Laekenois
CH Naughty & Nice Da Casa Mont'Alves CM FDC DN CGC TKI

Belgian Malinois
GCH CH Maski Du Van Lappeenranta Jumbo HT

Belgian Sheepdog
CH Verseau's Sovereign Princess V. Eh RN TD NAP OJP ACT1 TKI

Belgian Tervuren
CH Riverside's Grimnir Of Timberwind

GCHS CH Alp Angels Faggia Dell'Albera FDC CGC

Berger Picard
GCHG CH Eclipse Turnin' Sexy Up To 10 FDC

Border Collie
GCHG CH Sporting Fields Aeris Above PT FDC THDN CGC TKN ATT

Bouvier Des Flandres
GCHB CH Quiche's Phoenix Rising

CH Mon Amies Oh So Charming

Canaan Dog
GCHP CH Pleasant Hill Avram Of Carters Creek CA FCAT

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
GCHG CH Xiv Karat Come Hel Or High Water

Collie (Rough)
GCH CH Maverick Fanfare

Collie (Smooth)
GCHS CH Corjalin's Light Of A Thousand Stars

Entlebucher Mountain Dog
GCH CH Liberty Run's Just A Master Of Deduction FDC

Finnish Lapphund
CH Lapinkaunis I Want It All

German Shepherd Dog
GCHS CH Woodside's Arabella

Icelandic Sheepdog
GCHS CH Havi Aus Vinkona

Miniature American Shepherd
GCHG CH Dynasty's Epic Adventure At Sunpeak BCAT

Norwegian Buhund
GCHS CH Tsarshadows Ragnar Lodbrok

Old English Sheepdog
GCH CH Bugaboo's Courage Of Conviction

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
GCHS CH Trifecta Fantasia CGC TKA

Polish Lowland Sheepdog
CH Ignacy Dobrana Para

GCH CH Cordmaker Punchinello

GCHB CH Aprodombi Meresz Maszat Marci

Pyrenean Shepherd
GCHB CH Hourcadet De Terra-Blue BN

Shetland Sheepdog
GCHB CH Luckbag's What A Beautiful Jasmine Flower

Spanish Water Dog
GCHG CH Emanuell Wavelet DN

Swedish Vallhund
GCHS CH Kingscrest Star Of The New Year FDC CGC




Alaskan Malamute
GCHG CH Onak'Stouch Of Gold

Anatolian Shepherd Dog
GCH Timaru Bekci Ayisi

Bernese Mountain Dog
GCH CH Greenway's Divine Prince George

Black Russian Terrier
GCHG CH Midnight Rider's Motorcycle Cowboy FDC CGC

CH Revelation Cletus CGC

GCHP CH Rummer Run Maximus Command In Chief

GCH CH Ridgetop'N Marconian's Aventador

Cane Corso
GCH CH Italica's Sheik Valentino

Doberman Pinscher
GCHP CH Protocol's I Came I Saw I Sparkled CA

Dogo Argentino
GCH CH Atahualpa De El Remate CM

Dogue De Bordeaux
CH Big Dog Bordeaux's Grace O'Malley The Pirate Queen

German Pinscher
GCHS CH Calvaxar Chakachatna

Giant Schnauzer
GCHS CH Lagniappe's From The Mountains To The Bayou

Great Dane
GCH CH Cosmic Nobonz New Kid In Town

Great Pyrenees
GCH CH Rivergroves Just In Time

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
GCHB CH Swiss Run's At The End Of The Line With Palisades

GCH CH Meadow View Quintessential Zillion To One

GCHS CH Tsavo's I Just Wanna Have Fun TKA

CH Epics Inspiration At Hrothgar

Neopolitan Mastiff
GCH CH Bijoux Della Vecchia Roma

GCHP2 CH Oceano Darbydale's Xecutive Decision

Portuguese Water Dog
GCHP CH Torrid Zone Smoke From A Distant Fire BN RN CGCA CGCU TKN

GCHB CH Big Beach's Powered By Star Bucks

GCHG CH Vanderbilt 'N Printemp's Lucky Strike

Siberian Huskie
GCHS CH Myla's Dancing By The Book

St Bernard
GCHG CH Kris's Kountry Poker Face CGCA TKN

Standard Schnauzer
GCHS CH Crivitz Humphrey Bogart Von Diable

Tibetan Mastiff
GCHS CH Noble Legacy's Flawless Gem


The Westminster Dog Show is one of the oldest events in US history and is one of a handful of benched shows in the country. Dogs are required to be on display in their assigned locations (show benches) during the entire show except when shown in the ring, groomed for showtime, or taken outside for elimination.

The first Westminster show took place on May 8, 1877, making it second only to the Kentucky Derby in continuously held sporting events in the United States.

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