Fredericksburg Pooch Given Top Honors at National Dog Show

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On Thanksgiving day, while most of us were stuffing our faces with turkey and dressing, a Fredericksburg native was competing at one of the most prestigious dog shows in the country. Babe the French Bulldog won the Non-Sporting group category at the 2017 National Dog Show which was held in Philadelphia.

According to the American Kennel Club, the breed standard for French Bulldogs is that of an intelligent, heavy-boned dog, built compactly with a roached back. In this year’s competition, Babe battled against other breeds such as the Dalmatian, Chow Chow, and Poodle to win the Non-Sporting Group. To watch Babe strut his stuff and receive his prize, simply follow this link.

Video: YouTube/NBC Sports

Unfortunately, Babe’s cuteness was unable to propel him into the overall winner’s circle, as Newton, a Brussels Griffon, took home the prized title of Best in Show. Other notable competitors included:

  • Sophia, Old English Sheep Dog-Winner of the Herding Group
  • Louie, American Staffordshire Terrier-Winner of the Terrier Group
  • Timmy, Engish Springer Spaniel-Winner of the Sporting Group
  • Noah, Portuguese Water Dog-Winner of the Working Group
  • Anna, Whippet–Winner of the Hound Group

No matter what his title, we’re proud of our little Texas pooch and wish him the best of luck next year!


National Dog Show