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Every year prior to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the general public is given the opportunity to meet (and more importantly, play with!) over 100 different dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds, brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan®. This year’s event certainly didn’t disappoint, featuring individual booths that were not only elaborate in decoration, but also educational and informative when it came to each breed’s history, temperament, and more.

And though it’s true that every dog has its day, there was one breed in particular whose booth stood out to the panel of judges picking the winner, based on creativity, number of dogs, and friendliness of the owners. You’ve met the breeds, now get ready to meet the winners who took the top honors of today’s Meet the Breeds Best Booth Contest!

Group Placements

Sporting Group:


  1. Barbet
  2. Boykin Spaniel
  3. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  4. Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

Hound Group:


  1. Whippet
  2. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  3. Irish Wolfhound
  4. Basset Hound

Working Group:


  1. Rottweiler
  2. Newfoundland
  3. Boxer
  4. Akita

Terrier Group:


  1. Parson Russel Terrier
  2. Bull Terrier
  3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  4. Lakeland Terrier

Toy Group:


  1. Papillon
  2. Pomeranian
  3. Pug
  4. Toy Fox Terrier

Non-Sporting Group:


  1. Chow Chow
  2. Dalmatian
  3. Keeshond
  4. Lhasa Apso

Herding Group:


  1. Berger Picard
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Canaan Dog
  4. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Miscellaneous/FSS Group:


  1. Russian Toy
  2. Portuguese Pointer
  3. Peruvian Ina Orchid

And, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… introducing this year’s Best Booth in Show!


Best Booth in Show


The Chow Chow is 2018’s top dog when it comes to the Meet the Breeds Booth Contest!

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of this year’s Meet the Breeds Booth Contest.

Learn more about all 192 breeds here.