The Winner of the 2018 Beverly Hills Dog Show Is ...

The six-year-old pooch crowned champ is fittingly known as "King."

Attending the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina was unlike any other dog show I've gone to in the past. (Exhibit A: the golden statuettes in the picture above.) There were 1,300 dogs (representing 175 breeds and 14 states) that competed at the two-day event held in early March in Pomona, California. The show aired at 6 p.m. on April 1 on the USA Network so, if you still have the show on your DVR or are planning to tune into a replay later (check your local listings!), STOP READING NOW.

If you did catch the show, you know the breed finalists for each dog group are: 

TERRIER: Wire Fox Terrier

HERDING: Shetland Sheepdog

NON-SPORTING: Keeshond

HOUND: Bloodhound

TOY: Havanese

WORKING: Newfoundland

SPORTING: Vizla

And the grand prize went to the six-year-old Wire Fox Terrier. Formally known as GCH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home or "King" as a call name, the pup is owned by Victor Malzoni, Jr. of Brazil. The pup was handled by veteran Gabriel Rangel (who won at Westminster back in 2014 handling another Wire Fox Terrier called "Sky" also owned by Malzoni). Rangel told Mary Carillo earlier in the day that the pooch had "lots of exposure" and that he's "in his prime" — looks like he was right. 

Congratulations to this cute dog!

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