Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Featuring six of seven Group First winners fed Purina Pro Plan, the star-studded lineup shined with Top 100 dogs, many ranked No. 1 in their breed.

Casting his Best in Show decision, judge James G. Reynolds of Nepean, Ontario, Canada, chose a 6 ½-year-old Wire Fox Terrier, GCH Kingarthur Van Forliny Home, called “King.” Handled by professional handler Gabriel Rangel of Rialto, California, the Belgian-bred tricolor male is just starting out on the U.S. circuit after a successful career in Europe that included breed wins at Crufts in 2014 and 2015 and multiple Bests in Show at World Shows and European dog shows.

Over 1,200 dogs representing 175 breeds and varieties competed at the show hosted by the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills. Taped on March 3 for airing on Easter Sunday, April 1, the show pairs celebrity dog show co-hosts David Frei and John O’Hurley, who have worked together for 16 years as co-hosts of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which is seen by 30 million viewers on Thanksgiving Day.

NBC Sports Group and USA Network introduced the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina in 2017 to add a West Coast event to the holiday tradition of dog shows. The second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina can be seen on USA Network on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 5 p.m. Central time and on Monday, April 2 at 8 a.m. Central time. NBC will repeat the show on Sunday, April 8 at noon Central time.

 

Best in Show & Terrier Group First

Registered Name: GCH Kingarthur Van Forliny Home

Call Name: “King”

Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

Breeders: Rony and Dieny de Munter-Uiterwijk

Owners: Victor Malzoni Jr.

Handler: Gabriel Rangel

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20

 

Reserve Best in Show & Working Group First

Registered Name: GCH Oceano Darbydale’s Xecutive Decision

Call Name: “Xander”

Breed: Newfoundland

Breeders: Monica Perusquin and Gigi Griffith

Owners: Kathleen Wortham, Carol Bergmann and Mary W. Price

Handler: Kim Griffith

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Active 26/16

 

Non-Sporting Group First

Registered Name: GCH Skyline Summerwind Order In The Court

Call Name: “Jango”

Breed: Keeshonden

Breeders: Susan Cullen and Dr. Kristen Cullen

Owners: Jean Gauchat Hargis, Joshua Hargis, Susan Cullen, and Dr. Kristen Cullen

Handler: Jean Gauchat Hargis

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice

 

Herding Group First

Registered Name: GCH Syringa-Akadia The Corsair

Call Name: “Conrad”

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Breeders: Deborah Sirdofsky and Shannale Waller-Michalsky

Owners: Deborah Sirodfsky and Tyler Crady

Handler: Tyler Crady

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice

 

Toy Group First

Registered Name: CH Oeste’s In The Name Of Love

Call Name: “Bono”

Breed: Havanese

Breeders: Mary King, Rafe Schindler, Julie Vogel, and Taffe McFadden

Owners: Mary King, Rafe Schindler, Julie Vogel, and Taffe McFadden

Handler: Taffe McFadden

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice

 

Hound Group First

Registered Name: GCH Quiet Creek’s Dance With Me

Call Name: “Piper”

Breed: Bloodhound

Breeder: Susan Lacroix Hamel

Owner: Susan Lacroix Hamel

Handler: Bruce Schultz

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Active 26/16