Best in Show at the 2013 National Dog Show Is...

Coutesy of the National Dog Show

Jewel the American Foxhound!

After winning the Hound Group at last year's National Dog Show and again at Westminster this past February, the stars aligned for Jewel to shine and finally take home the Best in Show crown. In fact, GCH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box — that's Jewel's registered name — is the first hound to ever win the National Dog Show, which was dominated by terriers in five of its first 11 years.

Emerging from a field of 1,500 canine competitors, Jewel overtook a Standard Schnauzer, Irish Water Spaniel, Pekingese, Norfolk Terrier, Bichon Frise and Bearded Collie (the clear crowd favorite) in the Best in Show round. This is the 67th time that Jewel has been awarded the Best in Show title at a dog show... and she's only three years old!

Check out more of our pictures from the ring, and tell us which breed you were rooting for!

Stars of the Ring

National Dog Show Komondor

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Quintessential Chauncey
Breed: Komondor
Group: Working

National Dog Show English Foxhound

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: CH Sunups Heavenly Scent
Breed: English Foxhound
Group: Hound

Cardigan Welsh Corgi at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Heritage Hill Logo
Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Group: Herding

National Dog Show Hound Group

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

The Hound Group competes in the National Dog Show. The winner of the group was the American Foxhound.

National Dog Show Rottweiler

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Gamegards Maverick V Braeside
Breed: Rottweiler
Group: Working

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at National Dog Show

Laura Cross, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Foxvale Avatar Best Of Times
Breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Group: Sporting

National Dog Show Borzoi

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Raynbo's Run For The Roses
Breed: Borzoi
Group: Hound

Anatolian Shepherd at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: CH Full Circle's Treasure Island
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd
Group: Working

National Dog Show Tibetan Spaniel

Laura Cross, Vetstreet

Name: CH Starlite the Gremlin
Breed: Tibetan Spaniel
Group: Non-Sporting

Icelandic Sheepdog at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: Lavandels Doni
Breed: Icelandic Sheepdog
Group: Herding

Old English Sheepdog at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: Dynamax's Bad Moon Risin'
Breed: Old English Sheepdog
Group: Herding

National Dog Show Alaskan Malamute

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Oakiok Oh My Oh My
Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Group: Working

Shetland Sheepdog at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: CH Lanstarr Squire Talfryn O'Boyle
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Group: Herding

National Dog Show Samoyed

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Pebblesrun Play It Again Ham
Breed: Samoyed
Group: Working

American Foxhound at National Dog Show

Shayna Meliker, Vetstreet

Name: GCH Kiarry's Pandora's Box
Breed: American Foxhound
Group: Hound

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