Sage the Miniature Poodle wins Best in Show at 2024 Westminster Dog Show (2024)

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Updated May. 15, 2024 11:32 a.m. ET

A thrilling time at the 2024 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrapped up with Tuesday's Best in Show, and the winner was a small canine with big personality.

Sage the Miniature Poodle, winner of the Non-Sporting Group, took home the grand prize at the 148th edition of the event.

The show is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the United States and has been on TV each year since 1948. It brings together thousands of distinguished dogs to compete in a number of judged events, the iconic dog show, and other competitions including agility, obedience and, new this year, a dock diving trial.

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Here are the winners of every breed and group from the 2024 event.

Group Winners

Check out the list of group winners by group — registered name in parentheses.

Hound Group

Winner: Louis the Afghan Hound (Sunlit's King of Queens)

Herding Group

Winner: Mercedes the German Shepherd (Kaleef's Mercedes)

Herding Group - Westminster Kennel Club

Non-sporting Group

Winner: Sage the Miniature Poodle (Surrey Sage)

Non-Sporting Group - Westminster Kennel Club

Toy Group

Winner: Comet the Shih Tzu (Hallmark Jolei Out Of This World)

Toy Group - Westminster Kennel Club

Sporting Group

Winner: Micha the co*cker Spaniel (Rejoices To The Point)

Sporting Group - Westminster Kennel Club

Working Group

Winner: Monty The Giant Schnauzer (Hearthmore's Wintergreen Mountain)

Working Group - Westminster Kennel Club

Terrier Group

Winner: Frankie the Colored Bull Terrier (Grabo Frankie Goes to Magor)

Breed Results

Here's a list of the breed winners:

  • Affenpinschers: Good Luck Chuck V. Tani Kazari
  • Afghan Hounds: Sunlit's King Of Queens
  • Airedale Terriers: Longvue Dare To Dream
  • Akitas: Big Benz Beyond The Edge
  • Alaskan Malamutes: Vykon's Saucin' I Do This Often-A'Mahya
  • American English Coonhounds: Southeasterns Kentucky Mtn Hearts Desire
  • American Eskimo Dogs: Nuuktok's Atka Kunik
  • American Foxhounds: Kiarry's Gotta Have Faith
  • American Hairless Terriers: Strider's Burning Down The House @Bellridge
  • American Staffordshire Terriers: Fraja Ec Repeat Offender
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dogs: Chevaliers Du Roland's Just So Stories
  • Australian Cattle Dogs: Three Oaks The Big Chill
  • Australian Shepherds: Madalay Flyin' Under The Radar
  • Australian Terriers: Samabel Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Azawakhs: Lex Ayur-Es-Sahel
  • Barbets: Hickory Tavern Carnivale
  • Basenjis: Dark Moon's Ozymandias
  • Basset Hounds: Set-A-Part Atajo Of Lomarol Hounds
  • Beagle, Not Exceeding 13 In.: Fetch & Smell Olive Oyl
  • Beagle, Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 in.: Lanbur's Simply Riveting
  • Bearded Collies: Meadows' Turn The Paige
  • Beaucerons: Solstice Du Joie De Vie
  • Bedlington Terriers: Lamz A Brief History Of Time
  • Belgian Laekenois: Safron D'Luxueux
  • Belgian Malinois: Darkhorse Release The Kraken
  • Belgian Sheepdogs: Mika Uptown Girl Liswyn
  • Belgian Tervuren: co*ko's You've Been Warned
  • Bergamasco Sheepdogs: Ancient Eyes Vrai Amour Cc Chanel
  • Berger Picards: Eclipse Ace In The Hole
  • Bernese Mountain Dogs: Indian Hill's Bring Me To Life
  • Bichons Frises: Top Speed Neal
  • Biewer Terriers: Arc-En-Ciel Gattaca
  • Black Russian Terriers: Felicia Gloria Yablunevi Tsvit
  • Black and Tan Coonhounds: Squire: I Got My Mojo Working
  • Bloodhounds: Flessner's Element Of Surprise
  • Bluetick Coonhounds: Owens-Evenstar Wheel In The Sky
  • Boerboels: Paragon Oso
  • Border Collies: Mvr Diamonds In The Rough
  • Border Terriers: Roschel Foxrun Thistle Do
  • Borzois: Horse And Hound Full Of Hope
  • Boston Terriers: Jingle's A Site For Soar Ayes At Onirama
  • Bouviers des Flandres: Quiche's Shadow Hunter
  • Boxers: Tybrushe's Livin Notoriety
  • Bracchi Italiani: Rowan CM
  • Briards: Popsakadoo Deja Vu Slave To Fashion
  • Brittanys: Trio Hopes Legendary Lawman
  • Brussels Griffons: Hilltop's Don't Fence Me In
  • Bull Terriers (Colored): Grabo Frankie Goes To Magor
  • Bull Terriers (White): Galactic Bittersweet Legacy At Irukandji
  • Bulldogs: The King Arthur (Arango/Vanegas)
  • Bullmastiffs: Blackjack Livin' The Dream
  • Cairn Terriers: Caledonia's He Who Must Not Be Named
  • Canaan Dogs: Revelation Adiva Aviva Of Samara
  • Cane Corsos: Adibeir Red Carpet Affair
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgis: Geran's Big Money Of Glasshouse
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Sheeba Ladies Man
  • Cesky Terriers: Bluefire Drive By
  • Chihuahuas (Long Coat): Bramver's First Priority
  • Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat): Knockout Pretty Little Liar
  • Chinese Cresteds: Gracieux She's A Wildflower
  • Chinese Shar-Pei: Gumby's Hey Now You'Re An Allstar Nwr
  • Chinooks: Desert Sol Cole Illahee
  • Chow Chows: Barbary's Reigning Royalty CGCA TKN
  • Cirnechi dell'Etna: Stellare Firenza Di Cy'Era
  • Collies (Rough): Sylvan Argent Fire On Fire
  • Collies (Smooth): Overland Travler Full Of Sugarnspice
  • Cotons de Tulear: Just Incredible Michael Kors Gorgeous
  • Dachshunds (Longhaired): Harewood Royall T Son Of A Biscuit Sl
  • Dachshunds (Smooth): Brownwood Diagram Co- Pilot Ss
  • Dachshunds (Wirehaired): Nouvelle Bring It On Sw
  • Dalmatians: Planett's Pop Star
  • Dandie Dinmont Terriers: Von Maser's Madeleine Of The Heart
  • Doberman Pinschers: Emilio De Tatindob-Argentina
  • Dogo Argentinos: Alpha Del Caritas
  • Dogues de Bordeaux: Boston Bordeaux's Montgomery Scott
  • English Foxhounds: Monocacy Bend's Farnsworth
  • English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles): Ringo Star Ot Nevskogo Hobbita
  • English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby): Clussexx Paddington Of Flivverway
  • Finnish Lapphunds: Lapinkaunis I Want It All
  • Finnish Spitz: Badgerden's Big Bark Theory
  • Fox Terriers (Smooth): Pinnacle Broxden Lickety Split
  • Fox Terriers (Wire): Fleet St. Roque Down Easter
  • French Bulldogs: Goldshield's Marvelous Dream Of Mystik
  • German Pinschers: Daveren's Radagast Of Greenwood
  • German Shepherd Dogs: Kaleef's Mercedes
  • Giant Schnauzers: Heathmore's Wintergreen Mountain
  • Glen of Imaal Terriers: Abberann One More Day By Glendalough
  • Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens: Sidekick's Secret Weapon
  • Great Danes: Oakhaven's Uss Dankekraaft Phasers Set To Stun
  • Great Pyrenees: Rivergroves Wonder Dog At Pyrcreek
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs: Crown's Hrh Prince Of The Night
  • Greyhounds: Sobers Hazelyn
  • Harriers: Kingsbury Atomic Blizzard
  • Havanese: Wynmark's Les Bijoux's Rock'N Rolz At Reverie
  • Ibizan Hounds: Abbaio Bushbaby
  • Icelandic Sheepdogs: Vali's Double Or Nothing
  • Irish Terriers: Breezy's Sky Pilot
  • Irish Wolfhounds: Edgewood Deyci Crown Jewel Keepsake
  • Italian Greyhounds: Selah Chiaroscuro
  • Japanese Chin: We-Syng Chrischin Lucky Liam
  • Keeshonden: Windrift's Dirty Hairy
  • Kerry Blue Terriers: Kilgawny Take My Man
  • Komondorok: Hubbert's Zsaru
  • Kuvaszok: Emek Hayarden Cudar
  • Lagotti Romagnoli: Boardwalk Here Comes The Sun
  • Lakeland Terriers: Northcote's Isn't That The Way
  • Lancashire Heelers: Baystar This Is The Way At Knee High
  • Leonbergers: Winky-Pinky Bory Cysterskie
  • Lhasa Apsos: Ta Sen Westgate Jingle Juice
  • Lowchen: Suma's Moonlight Broom Ride
  • Maltese: Ta-Jon's Made From Scratch
  • Manchester Terriers (Standard): Cashlane's Incantation
  • Manchester Terriers (Toy): Chesterfields First Class Fool
  • Mastiffs: Marshalsea The Son Also Rises
  • Miniature American Shepherds: Alta Oceans Symphony Of The Seas
  • Miniature Bull Terriers: Old Forge Love & Light At Legacy
  • Miniature Pinschers: Kimro's Debonaire
  • Miniature Schnauzers: Zrules Invictus
  • Mudik: Twisted Acres Wish Upon A Star
  • Neapolitan Mastiffs: Consigliere's Corleone Of Caledonia
  • Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes: Jubelend Waterbound Orion's Belt
  • Newfoundlands: Pouch Cove's Southwind Billow Maiden Of Aegir
  • Norfolk Terriers: Owl Hollow's The Hammer And Pennant
  • Norwegian Buhunds: Cloudpointe Ringside Gossip
  • Norwegian Elkhounds: Vin-Melca's Nimrod
  • Norwegian Lundehunds: Sakari's Mad-Eye Moody
  • Norwich Terriers: Maystar's Shonleh Michan Ruddy Duck
  • Old English Sheepdogs: Bagatelle Rainbow Moon
  • Otterhounds: Dobhran's Alexa Play Some Music
  • Papillons: Riesa N Passionpaps Locked And Loaded
  • Parson Russell Terriers: Fox Valley Side Hustle
  • Pekingese: Piedmont I Love Those Lady Lumps
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis: Beaumanor Brogan Charlotte
  • Petit* Bassets Griffons Vendeens: M & M's Stellar Hot Mess Express
  • Pharaoh Hounds: Jomara's A Kind Of Magic
  • Plott Hounds: County Line Truman
  • Pointers: Southern The Good In Goodbye
  • Pointers (German Shorthaired): Hhh Autumn Sonnet
  • Pointers (German Wirehaired): Rnr Impact N Heywire Walk On The Wilde Side
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdogs: Sundancer's Forevermore Star Lord
  • Pomeranians: Mustang Pony Of Paradise House
  • Poodles (Miniature): Surrey Sage
  • Poodles (Standard): Lakeridge Secret Persuasion
  • Poodles (Toy): Parfait Paperbirch Prosciutto
  • Portuguese Podengo Pequenos: Averson Rock N Roll
  • Portuguese Water Dogs: Odysea It's Always Sonny At Surfari
  • Pugs: Andi In Cahoots
  • Pulik: Bubbleton Levitating Bubble
  • Pumik: Csunyatelepi Hetyke
  • Pyrenean Shepherds: Rpk3 La Brise Violet Celestial
  • Rat Terriers: Meraki Intrigued By The Bees
  • Redbone Coonhounds: Sidearm Easy Money 3
  • Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay): Next Generation's Accelerate
  • Retrievers (Curly-Coated): Pizzazz Kurly Kreek Raise A Ruckus
  • Retrievers (Flat-Coated): Artic Sun Whispering Words At Moonlight
  • Retrievers: (Golden): Cressida Noteworthy
  • Retrievers (Labrador): Clearcreek Rock Paper Scissors At Gallivant
  • Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling): Redmoon's Sexy Son Of A Duck
  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks: Adili & IdaB's Reign On Zambezi
  • Rottweilers: Marlo's Br Don Juan Demarco
  • Russell Terriers: Totgree's Hannabell
  • Russian Toys: Charkara Cowboys & Dreamers @ Flashfire
  • Saint Bernards: Kris's Kountry Three Card Monte V Northstar
  • Salukis: Phaeton Nightingale Of Allihan
  • Samoyeds: Snowater's Shining Dawn
  • Schipperkes: Delamer Summer Sand Elle
  • Scottish Deerhounds: Chase Farm Diamonds On The Inside
  • Scottish Terriers: Aidante Until I Wake Up
  • Sealyham Terriers: Goodspice Efbe Money Stache
  • Setters (English): Quantum Clos Erasmus Spirit World
  • Setters (Gordon): Shaker Trees Santana
  • Setters (Irish Red and White): Killary's Talk About High Class
  • Setters (Irish): Roclyn Got It? Haunt It
  • Shetland Sheepdogs: Lynphil Persona
  • Shiba Inu: Jogoso's Justified FDC
  • Shih Tzu: Hallmark Jolei Out Of This World
  • Siberian Huskies: Highlander's Snow Pilot
  • Silky Terriers: Shenanigans Carbon Copy
  • Skye Terriers: Cragsmoor Skye Boy Is That Good
  • Sloughis: Itri Ocerico
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers: Keepsake's Fashion Icon
  • Spaniels (American Water): Kei-Rin's Gunsmoke
  • Spaniels (Boykin): Drinking Until Dark Beekauz
  • Spaniels (Clumber): Clussexx Sargeant Major
  • Spaniels (co*cker) A.S.C.O.B.: Craco E'Dubronic
  • Spaniels (co*cker) Black: Rejoices To The Point
  • Spaniels (Parti-Color): Eastwood's Georgia On My Mind
  • Spaniels (English co*cker): Majestic Sweet Apple Friends In Low Places
  • Spaniels (English Springer): Telltale Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Spaniels (Field): Sandscape Icemint Vanity Affair
  • Spaniels (Irish Water): Realta Sycomore Spry
  • Spaniels (Sussex): Lexxfield Chiparoo
  • Spaniels (Welsh Springer): Clussexx On Red Alert At Stonecroft
  • Spanish Water Dogs: Dgs Copy This Heifers
  • Spinoni Italiani: Collina D'Oro On A Lark JH
  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers: Pinnacle's Keyser Soze
  • Standard Schnauzers: Steadfast's Sweet Land Of Liberty
  • Swedish Vallhunds: Valkyrie's Canadian Bacon
  • Tibetan Mastiffs: Aujudon Dreamcatcher King Of Ring Rafael Nadal
  • Tibetan Spaniels: Kan Sing's Mahadevi
  • Tibetan Terriers: Players Alitara Magic In The Air
  • Toy Fox Terriers: Valdon's Triple Bravo
  • Treeing Walker Coonhounds: Losr Heritage Knight Of Eldorado
  • Vizslas: Rhapsody By Invitation Only
  • Weimaraners: Silhouette I Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Welsh Terriers: Studio Be Curious Jp Justice Hero
  • West Highland White Terriers: Elvador Starlight Goblet Of Fire
  • Whippets: Pinnacle Garden Party
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffons: Double Barrel's Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
  • Wirehaired Vizslas: Dolgos-Nimrod Kaliber
  • Xoloitzcuintli: Master Rock Calaco (Alonso Tojo)
  • Yorkshire Terriers: Samourai Du Domaine De Monderlay



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Sage the Miniature Poodle wins Best in Show at 2024 Westminster Dog Show? ›

Out of more than 2,500 competitors, a new top dog has been crowned champion of the 148th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. “Sage” (GCHG CH Surrey Sage), a 3-year-old Miniature Poodle from Houston, Texas, was awarded Best in Show after winning first place in the Non-Sporting Group

Non-Sporting Group
Non-Sporting dogs are made up of a diverse group of breeds with varying sizes, coats, personalities and overall appearance. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds so it is hard to generalize about this group of dogs. › dog-breeds › non-sporting
on Monday, May 13.

What poodle is Best in Show 2024? ›

Sage was crowned best in show during the annual event, beating out more than 2,500 other dogs. Sage, a miniature poodle, was crowned the best in show at the 148th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held Monday and Tuesday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Who won Best in Show Westminster Dog Show 2024? ›

Among the standout winners, the coveted "Best in Show" title was awarded to 3-year old Sage, a miniature poodle from Houston. With impeccable poise and elegance, Sage beat over 2,500 dogs of more than 200 different breeds for the ultimate prize. Sage is the first poodle to win Best in Show since 2020.

How many miniature poodles have won Westminster? ›

And she became the fourth miniature poodle to claim the top prize in the 148-year history of the contest, with the trophy previously going to her breed in 1943, 1959 and 2002, according to kennel club records.

Did a miniature poodle named Sage win the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? ›

A sprightly miniature poodle named Sage was crowned "Best in Show" on Tuesday at the 148th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning the grand prize in the most prestigious competition among pure-bred canines in the United States.

What is the most intelligent dog breed poodle? ›

The breed gets high marks for its emotional and cognitive intelligence. In fact, Coren ranks the poodle second among the smartest dog breeds, right after the border collie. And yes, sure, the dogs can look a bit posh, but they've also been employed during wartime to deliver supplies to soldiers on the battlefield.

What is the most sought after poodle? ›

Parti Poodles

These dogs are highly sought-after. You will probably have to look for a bit in order to find the Parti Poodle of your dreams!

Who won the miniature poodle in 2024? ›

“Sage” (GCHG CH Surrey Sage), a 3-year-old Miniature Poodle from Houston, Texas, was awarded Best in Show after winning first place in the Non-Sporting Group on Monday, May 13.

Who owns Sage the miniature poodle? ›

1 all-breed Miniature Poodle. Among her wins, Sage won the Non-Sporting Group at the AKC National Championship in 2023. Kathleen Wallen is the co-breeder of Sage and Cathy Gauche of Houston is the owner.

What breed has never won Westminster? ›

While the Golden Retriever may be a fan-favorite, they have never won Best in Show at Westminster. Their status in the top five most popular breed hasn't wavered much over the last few years, but they're still waiting to take home the title.

How much does Sage the Poodle weigh? ›

Sage is 22 inches at the shoulder and weighs 36 lbs.

Who won the Sage the Poodle? ›

A miniature poodle named Sage won the top prize Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, in what veteran handler Kaz Hosaka said would be his final time at the United States' most prestigious canine event. After 45 years of competing and two best in show dogs, he plans to retire.

Who won the Miniature Poodle dog show? ›

All the competitors were impressive. But it was Sage, a miniature poodle with a stylish hairdo, that won the judge's nod for the championship title. The four-year-old black pooch from Houston, Texas, is the first female to win the top prize at Westminster since 2020.

Is a mini poodle AKC? ›

The Poodle (Miniature) was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1887.

Has a toy dog ever won the Westminster Dog Show? ›

The Toy Group has won Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show 12 times. The most recent win from the Toy Group was in 2021: Pekingese “Wasabi” GCHG Pequest Wasabi.

What is the poodle from best in show? ›

But it was Sage, a miniature poodle with a stylish hairdo, that won the judge's nod for the championship title. The four-year-old black pooch from Houston, Texas, is the first female to win the top prize at Westminster since 2020.

Who won the poodle in 2024? ›

A thrilling time at the 2024 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrapped up with Tuesday's Best in Show, and the winner was a small canine with big personality. Sage the Miniature Poodle, winner of the Non-Sporting Group, took home the grand prize at the 148th edition of the event.

Which poodle is the best? ›

If you have a large yard and an active lifestyle, or you want a companion for hunting and retrieving, a standard poodle may be best for you. If you're looking more for a house companion, or have less space, a mini or a toy poodle might be a better option.

What is the most famous poodle? ›

Pulaski's Masterpiece was a silver grey toy poodle bred by Alexis Pulaski. Born in New York on August 4, 1946, from Pulaski's poodle breeding program, Masterpiece was owned by Pulaski and the less frequently mentioned Gilbert W. Khan and Nathalie Stuyvesant Pierrepont.

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