National Dog Show Winners From the Last 10 Years

Did you watch the 2014 National Dog Show on NBC? Check out our photo gallery to meet this year's National Dog Show champion. Plus, take a look back at the past 10 Best in Show winners.

Best in Show Winners of the Last Decade

Nathan Best in Show National Dog Show

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2014: Nathan the Bloodhound

This year's National Dog Show champion is Nathan the Bloodhound. Registered as GCH Flessner’s International S’cess, Nathan beat out a Bearded Collie, Affenpinscher, Smooth Fox Terrier and Gordon Setter to take home the Best in Show title.

Best in Show 2013

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2013: Jewel the American Foxhound

Jewel, an American Foxhound, took home Best in Show in 2013. In fact, she was the first dog from the Hound group to ever win The National Dog Show in the competition's 12-year history.

Best in Show 2012

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2012: Sky the Wire Fox Terrier

For the first time ever, in 2012, a breed repeated as Best in Show at The National Dog Show. Sky, a Wire Fox Terrier whose registered name is GCH Afterall Painting the Sky, took top honors for the breed for the second year in a row. A Wire Fox Terrier named Eira won Best in Show the year before.

Best in Show 2011

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2011: Eira the Wire Fox Terrier

Eira the Wire Fox Terrier claimed the Best in Show title in 2011. The then 4-year-old, whose official name is GCH Steele Your Heart, beat an English Springer Spaniel, Affenpinscher, Australian Shepherd, Dalmatian, Bernese Mountain Dog and Whippet to win the competition. But she wasn't new to winning dog shows, The National Dog Show win was her 17th Best in Show.

Best in Show 2010

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2010: Clooney the Irish Setter

An Irish Setter named Clooney was crowned 2010 National Dog Show champion. Registered as GCH Windntide Mr. Sandman, Clooney topped a strong field of contenders that year, which included a Boxer with 52 Best in Show victories.

Best in Show 2009

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2009: Sadie the Scottish Terrier

In 2009, Scottish Terrier Ch Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, also known as Sadie, earned her 100th Best in Show award at The National Dog Show. She later went on the win the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and 2010 Westminster Dog Show.

Best in Show 2008

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2008: Holly the Pointer

The years 2007 to 2008 were incredible for Ch Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry the Pointer (aka Holly). Not only did she win the 2008 National Dog Show, she amassed 10 Best in Show titles in a row, making her the winningest Sporting dog in history.

Best in Show 2007

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2007: Swizzle the Australian Shepherd

The 2007 National Dog Show champion was an Australian Shepherd named Swizzle. Registered as Ch Buff Cap Cresland Arctionist, the herding dog beat 150 breeds to earn his Best in Show title. 

Best in Show 2006

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2006: Vikki the Toy Poodle

Vikki the Toy Poodle took home the Best in Show title in 2006. Officially known as Ch Smash JP Win a Victory, she lived up to her name when she earned eight Best in Show wins out of the 12 shows in which she competed.

Best in Show 2005

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2005: Rufus the Bull Terrier

Ch Rocky Top's Sundance Kid (or Rufus for short), who was 6-and-a-half years old in 2005, retired from the show dog circuit at the peak of his career. The Bull Terrier won the 2005 National Dog Show and took home 128 Best in Group titles and 35 Best in Shows.

Best in Show 2004

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2004: Gracie the Fox Terrier

A Fox Terrier named Ch Aimhi Avalon Renaissance, or Gracie, won Best in Show at the 2004 National Dog Show. Upon retiring from the rings, the Terrier became a registered therapy dog and visited residents at retirement homes.

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