I Won Best of Breed!

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB

2012 BEST OF BREED RESULTS

FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2112:

8            Ch Pazzazz’s Genghis Khan

Breed:  Chow Chow

Sex:  Dog

AKC:  NP 25047902

Date of Birth:  November 08, 2009

Breeder:  Kathi Seidenspinner  Karen Tracy

Sire:  GCH Liontamer’s Dial 1-800 Hotstuff

Dam:  Ch Liontamer-Pazzazz I’m So Lucky

Owner:  Martha Stewart & Karen Tracy

There you have it, Glue Squad!  I am a winner!  And after winning, I looked right at Martha and told her so!

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Here we go, Jan!  Our moment is finally here!  The Finnish Spitz just competed and now the Chow Chows are up!

1 Here we go, Jan! Our moment is finally here! The Finnish Spitz just competed and now the Chow Chows are up!

We have all been assigned a number, which the handlers wear on their left arms.  One of the officials calls us into the ring by our numbers.  Jan, I hope the number 8 is lucky, because that one is ours!

2 We have all been assigned a number, which the handlers wear on their left arms. One of the officials calls us into the ring by our numbers. Jan, I hope the number 8 is lucky, because that one is ours!

It's so hard to stay focused!  There are so many people here, including Martha!  And behind me is her TV crew.  There's a lot of pressure, but I won't let any of it distract me.

3 It's so hard to stay focused! There are so many people here, including Martha! And behind me is her TV crew. There's a lot of pressure, but I won't let any of it distract me.

Jan, please give my tail a last minute fluff while we wait in line  for the judge.  I want to look picture perfect when she scrutinizes me!

4 Jan, please give my tail a last minute fluff while we wait in line for the judge. I want to look picture perfect when she scrutinizes me!

The competition is stiff!  Like Royal Red Baron's Fair And Square - She is quite beautiful, but don't look!  Look straight ahead!  Keep your head in the game!

5 The competition is stiff! Like Royal Red Baron's Fair And Square - She is quite beautiful, but don't look! Look straight ahead! Keep your head in the game!

And then there's Kelin's Highland Mystic who has a very different coloring.  Hmmm....I wonder what the judges are looking for exactly?  Oh, why even question it?  They're looking for a Chow Chow just like me!!!

6 And then there's Kelin's Highland Mystic who has a very different coloring. Hmmm....I wonder what the judges are looking for exactly? Oh, why even question it? They're looking for a Chow Chow just like me!!!

OK, Jan - This is it!  How do you do, Mrs. Doris Cozart?  It's a pleasure to meet you.  My name is Genghis Khan, but everyone knows me as G.K.

7 OK, Jan - This is it! How do you do, Mrs. Doris Cozart? It's a pleasure to meet you. My name is Genghis Khan, but everyone knows me as G.K.

Ahhh....You see, my teeth are splendid and my tongue is just the proper Chow Chow shade of blue!

8 Ahhh....You see, my teeth are splendid and my tongue is just the proper Chow Chow shade of blue!

And now for what I do best!  Prance!  Don't forget to smile, Jan!  Appearance is everything!

9 And now for what I do best! Prance! Don't forget to smile, Jan! Appearance is everything!

The judge asked for another time around - That's promising!

10 The judge asked for another time around - That's promising!

Jan, we've given it our best shot and now we just have to be patient and wait the judge's decision.  However, the suspense is killing me!

11 Jan, we've given it our best shot and now we just have to be patient and wait the judge's decision. However, the suspense is killing me!

Jan!  Did I hear correctly?  We won Best of Breed?!!!

12 Jan! Did I hear correctly? We won Best of Breed?!!!

You see, Martha!  I knew I would make you proud!

13 You see, Martha! I knew I would make you proud!

I feel so accomplished!  I know my father, Maddox, will be so proud and I have lived up to my great-grandfather, Paw Paw's, legacy!

14 I feel so accomplished! I know my father, Maddox, will be so proud and I have lived up to my great-grandfather, Paw Paw's, legacy!

Jan, Karen, Martha and I couldn't be happier!  After winning Best of Breed, I move on to compete for Best of Group.  And if I win that, I go on to contend for Best of Show!  Wish me luck!

15 Jan, Karen, Martha and I couldn't be happier! After winning Best of Breed, I move on to compete for Best of Group. And if I win that, I go on to contend for Best of Show! Wish me luck!

Comments (28)

  • Having owned two chow chows myself, I was cheering for you G.K. You were so beautiful(handsome!)and well-behaved. Nice job and congratulations!

  • G K, so So SO S O PROUD of you. Hurray!!

  • Way to go GK! The Standard Poodles I was watching with were biased regarding your group, but we were really rooting for you!

  • GK,
    it is going on 1am and we are still up talking about you. This was such a great day and you did a superb job. I could not have asked for anything more from you. How many dogs can say that with only 5 weeks of showing, they went from a class dog to a Champion dog to a Best of Breed winning dog at Westminster. Just you GK, just you.
    I bet Francesca and Sharkey are so proud of you too. I know Martha was thrilled as was Jan. So many of your friends were there to see you today. That was very special
    Well, little man, we have to get up early tomorrow so sweet dreams. Maddox said to tell you to milk this bigwin for all it is worth.
    Love,
    karen

  • wow..so proud of you G.K., but then there was no doubt in any of our cattledogs minds..we knew you were a winner...what a beautiful doggie you are..I am bursting at the seams with pride....Basil, so happy to hear your good news..I was so worried..I must take my meds and go to bed..we have company and they have worn me out...glue squad forever!..I love you all..Cora-belle

  • Hey G.K.!
    We saw you on T.V. last night! WOW, were we proud of you pretty boy!
    I'm so happy for you, too buddy Basil. Hey, did you see the brindle Frenchie last night?
    Hey, Zoe...I took a lesson from you. Mimi had not put away the artificial pine garland & I decided to have a go at it..trouble is, I took some of it into Mimi & Papa's bedroom to do my chewing. They didn't hear me, but I did leave quite a pile of "greenery" behind. Mimi says I might have to visit Dr. Becky today. til tommorrow...have a great day Glue Squad.
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

  • WAY TO GO GK!!!! Maddox you must be so proud. I know all of us here at the DW are - you rock GK!

    Mom and I watched last night they had the hound group out there. I'll tell you what the Irish Wolfhound is one big boy. You'd need a snow shovel to do the poop scoop job with that guy around the house. That is one big dog.

    I'm so happy that Basil got good news yesterday. Lynn called mom and filled her in with the details. I'm hoping he gets to come home today.

    So I'm thinking maybe I'll go to Westminster next year. I know you're thinking I wasn't invited but I might just crash the party. I'm sure I'd win best of breed maybe even best of show. I could make a sash out of TP with my name across my chest and just float around the ring maybe attack a dog or two just for fun. Lets see how behaved they are with a frenchie nipping at their neck ;)

    Good luck today GK!!!

    Zoe

  • Congrats little brother! Zhu here, your sister/littermate. We watched yesterday, knowing full well you would win!! You turned into a handsome boy!

  • G.K. I was so excited to tune in just in time to see you and Jan making your walk around the ring. You were so focused and poised. MommyM, Aunt Laura, and Kevin were beaming at your success. I saw you go right over to MommyM after you were announced as BOB, that was too cute! Congratulations Team G.K. - Karen, Jan, Maddox)what an accomplishment in such a short time.

    F & S I didn't mean to leave you out yesterday. Both of you looked so cute in the press badges. How adorable would it have been if you two could have been at the show as well cheering G.K. on. Here's a link to footage of G.K. and Jan in action:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/martha-stewarts-dog-showed-at-westminster-today

    So happy to hear that our buddy Basil had a successful surgery and hopefully, he will be home today. Oh no Zoe food allergies? Say it ain't so. I hope it's not the result of your favorite TP and Barbie doll diet. :wink:

  • Way to go, G.K.! You made Martha proud! I can hear Francesca and Sharkey clapping paws! Good luck! I hope you win 'Best of Show'! Everyone, put your paws together for G.K.!

  • WAY TO GO GK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You looked soooooo beautiful!!!!! My heart skipped a bit or two when I saw you :) I think I may crash with Zoe next year.
    I am so happy.... mom is giving me the night off from class since it's Valentine's Day.:) Maybe I'll get a taste of some chocolate. I know it's not good for us puppies, but just one taste won't hurt. LOL
    I also heard mom on the phone with Zoe's mom and she gave me the news about Basil. I was so happy to hear things went well!!!!
    Well, off to get into some trouble.....it's just one of those days mom said this morning, cause I have been running around like crazy. I am just so excited because it's Valentine's Day xxxxxx

    Have a great day everyone!!

    Chloe xoxoxoxox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I knew you could do it GK. Everyone has been pulling for you all weekend and mostly today. I have never been scrutinized before. I hope it doesn’t hurt. If it did, I would surely bite the one doing it. Daddy suggested I look it up and see just what it does mean. . . . . . . OK now, my vet does that (examine in detail) all the time and it doesn’t hurt at all. Sorry I spoke about my vet now, have to go see her for checkup soon; worry, worry, worry. I had better take a nap now and stop all this worrying about the vet visit.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Ghenghis Khan, this has been you best blog posting so far! You are soooo handsome and winning Best of Breed is fantastic! I know Maddox is very proud of his son and so is Paw Paw, Martha, F&S, Laura, Jan, Karen, Kevin and all of your Glue Squaders and we all love you so much! You are an exceptional Chow Chow and I sure would love to meet you some day! Happy Valentines Day to all of my friends, also! I know F&S must have enjoyed watching you win BOB, also! Dear friend Basil, so happy all went so well for you yesterday and sure hope you are home again today! Thanks again GK for this wonderful blog! Hope all of you have another great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hi G.K.
    Congratulations champ with winning Best of Breed. You also looked fantastic in the group competition. You made everyone proud and I was so excited to watch you!

  • Hoo-ray! We send all of our love and congratulations to GK. Hugs and kisses from North Carolina!

  • CONGRATULATION G.K.!!!! We are so proud of you!!!! I tell you G.K. your confirmation symmetry is so awesome, everything about you is impressive.

    Jan I loved your outfit...I have not found too many handlers outfits that I liked...why can't you wear slacks, wouldn't it be easier to get around? maybe there is a reason, that's how much I know.

    Jan,Laura,Martha and the gang involved Congratulations as well :-)

    A Happy Valentines Day to all! <3

    delia & Kitty =^^=

  • Hello All,
    This is today's Basil update. Doctor called and Basil needs to stay at least until tomorrow, he will evaluate at that time. He is resting well. He said he is taking him off the meds that make him see pink elephants. LOL!!!! I am glad he is in such good care.

    Congratulation G.K.!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Lynn

  • WOO HOO!!! Congratulations Mr. G.K. I knew you could do it because you are one handsome guy!! Keeping my paws crossed that you will win even more awards!!

    Your Friend,
    Beula Belle

  • Great job G.K.!! You looked so handsome and it was great to see you compete!! We caught the late night coverage after working at the vet hospital. Great job to your trainer and happy valentine's day to all- ABBY

  • Aw G.K. I am tickled pink for you!

    I got goose bumps looking through your photos!

    You are a handsome fella and I am thrilled you won!

    Love you lots!

    gail :)

  • Congratulations from pippina, another of paw paw's grand children. Bravissima, Martha, G. K.

  • GK,
    How are you feeling today? I saw you on the Today show. You looked great son.
    And don't you feel special knowing all the Glue Squad members are as proud of you as I am? And Karen, and Jan, and Uncle Carlos, and Martha?
    Enjoy the congrats GK, you earned them
    Good news for you as well Basil. Get better so you can get out of the hospital
    love to all,
    Maddox

  • GK
    What can I say!! I am so proud of you!! You showed your little butt off!! I was so happy that Martha, Laura, Sara and all the other people that love you were there for this spectacular win!! It was an honor little man.
    Jan
    Delia and kitty. Last year showing Maddox I wore a white pant suit. As long as it it comfortable. Thank you for your comment.

  • GK I watched you on video. You were very calm, and you looked like a pro. I tried to figure out what set you apart for the judges, and I think it is your tail. You have got a great tail!

  • JOB WELL DONE. YOU BOTH LOOK GREAT HOW EXCITING

  • I am a Chow mix (what's in the mix is open for discussion)and when my Mom told me about you I was very interested. My Mom is big with animal rescue in this area (Jefferson County, WA) and wants you to look at Center Valley Animal Rescue's website.
    Congrats, Lulu

  • Way to go GK!!!! I never miss a Westminster show and you made this years doubly exciting. Your conformation is superb, your coat and color are outstanding and your personality just shines through. I have owned Chow Chows and they are the ultimate breed. I recently lost my last Chow, Tai Chi, so I was really cheering you on GK! You made me want another Chow and maybe the time has come. Thanks, GK,for being a great Chow Chow ambassador.....! Congratulations to you too, Martha! There will never be another Paw Paw but GK is certainly a fantastic Chow Chow and his love for you just shines.

  • We never miss a Westminster show. I am a three year old rescued female chow chow. I am very proud of you GK. I saw your win and I was jumping off my chair. I also saw you on Martha's show the very next day. Keep up the good work and make us Chow Chows proud.

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